Dependence or independence : New Zealand's external relations, 1942-1952 (1999)
Type of ContentTheses / Dissertations
Thesis DisciplinePolitical Science
Degree NameMaster of Arts
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury
This thesis looks at the New Zealand's external relations in the period 1942- 1952 and in particular the degree of independence, from other countries, exercised by the Government in Wellington when deciding external affairs policies. This is done by looking at two case studies, firstly New Zealand's participation in the Pacific War and the subsequent national involvement in the surrender and occupation of Japan. The second case study is the decision to seek a post-war security arrangement with the United States of America.
It will be shown that New Zealand did act independent of any other nation when formulating policy and did not simply 'do what it was told' by the United Kingdom, the United States, Australia or any other state.
KeywordsWorld War, 1939-1945--Campaigns$zPacific Ocean; World War, 1939-1945--New Zealand; New Zealand--Foreign relations; New Zealand--Military relations--United States; United States--Military relations--New Zealand
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