United States[ edit ] Alfred Thayer Mahan and sea power[ edit ] Alfred Thayer Mahan —a frequent commentator on world naval strategic and diplomatic affairs, believed that national greatness was inextricably associated with the sea—and particularly with its commercial use in peace and its control in war. Mahan's theoretical framework came from Antoine-Henri Jominiand emphasized that strategic locations such as chokepointscanals, and coaling stationsas well as quantifiable levels of fighting power in a fleet, were conducive to control over the sea.
See Article History Alternative Titles: New Zealand is a remote land—one of the last sizable territories suitable for habitation to be populated and settled—and lies more than 1, miles 1, km southeast of Australiaits nearest neighbour.
The country comprises two main islands—the North and South islands —and a number of small islands, some of them hundreds of miles from the main group.
The capital city is Wellington and the largest urban area Auckland ; both are located on the North Island. New Zealand administers the South Pacific island group of Tokelau and claims a section of the Antarctic continent.
Niue and the Cook Islands are self-governing states in free association with New Zealand. Stephen Patience New Zealand is a land of great contrasts and diversity. It is the sole home, for example, of the long-beaked, flightless kiwithe ubiquitous nickname for New Zealanders.
Thereafter it was successively a crown colony, a self-governing colonyand a dominion By the s it controlled almost all of its internal and external policies, although it did not become fully independent untilwhen it adopted the Statute of Westminster.
It is a member of the Commonwealth.
I have modest abilities, I combine these with a good deal of determination, and I rather like to succeed. Economically the country was dependent on the export of agricultural products, especially to Great Britain.
The entry of Britain into the European Community in the early s, however, forced New Zealand to expand its trade relations with other countries. It also began to develop a much more extensive and varied industrial sector.
Tourism has played an increasingly important role in the economy, though this sector has been vulnerable to global financial instability.
Immigration from other areas—Asia, Africa, and eastern Europe—has also made a mark, and New Zealand culture today reflects these many influences.
Minority rights and race-related issues continue to play an important role in New Zealand politics. Land New Zealand is about 1, miles 1, km long north-south and about miles km across at its widest point. The country has slightly less surface area than the U.
About two-thirds of the land is economically useful, the remainder being mountainous. Because of its numerous harbours and fjordsthe country has an extremely long coastline relative to its area. Land has existed in the vicinity of New Zealand for most of the past million years.
The earliest known rocks originated as sedimentary deposits some million to million years ago, at the close of Precambrian time 4. This environment lasted about million years and is typified by both downwarped oceanic sedimentary rocks and terrestrial volcanic rocks.
This period was terminated in the west at the beginning of the Cretaceous Period about million years ago by the Rangitata Orogeny mountain -building episodealthough downwarp deposition continued in the east.
These mountains were slowly worn down by erosionand the sea transgressed, eventually covering almost all of the land.A.
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