New Zealand

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New Zealand
Flag of New Zealand
New Zealand in Light Green
Rest of OFN in Dark Blue

Ruling Party New Zealand National Party
Last Election26/11/1960
Head of StateKeith Holyoake
Sphere American Sphere
Foreign Alignment Independent Member of the OFN
Credit Rating Fair
Market Type Free Market Capitalism

New Zealand is a former British colony given Dominion status in 1907, now a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses; the North Island and the South Island. It also composes various smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometers east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometers south of the Pacific island areas of the Empire of Japan. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

The collapse of the British Empire during the Second World War has left the island somewhat isolated against the world. Despite this, New Zealand's government is very keen on keeping New Zealand on the world stage. A founding member of the Organization of Free Nations, New Zealand participates actively within the alliance, with the alliance securing the safety and sovereignty of Australasia against a possible Japanese invasion.

History[edit | edit source]

New Zealand would see some action in World War Two, like its brother nation, Australia. Like the other British Dominions, it declared war on Germany in September 1939, with her soldiers initially seeing combat in the Mediterranean theatre against the Italians.

However, when the Japanese ravaged the Pacific, New Zealand would see further contribution to the war effort in defending British holdings in South East Asia. Her small navy patroled its waters and assisted in American efforts, whilst her soldiers tried desperately to defend the Pacific Islands.

Despite the fears of a Japanese invasion, it saw no combat on its soil. Proclaiming its own independence like Australia, it would escape the peace inflicted on Britain by Germany, with it seeking America as its new main protector against invasion in Operation Downfall.

It would see huge changes after the war due to the collapse of the British Empire and Australia's separating from the Windsor crown. Like the Australians, the prosperous trade network that New Zealand got most of its revenue from had disappeared, leaving many unemployed. However, the United States would exploit New Zealand as a market for its products, as a result of trade being restricted by the Cold War between the victorious superpowers in Europe and Asia.

With the recent election voting in Prime Minister Holyoake, it is hoped that he and his government will restore some of New Zealand’s pride as a nation.

Parties and Factions[edit | edit source]

Name Ideologies Leader
New Zealand National Party Paternalistic Conservatism

Populist Conservatism Liberal Conservatism

Keith Holyoake
New Zealand Labour Party Social Democracy

Democratic Socialism Liberal Socialism

Norman Kirk
New Zealand Social Credit Party Progressive Liberalism Colin Moyle