The Second War in the Pacific 1942–1945
Asia Oceania

The Second War in the Pacific 1942–1945

The recovery of the territories conquered by Japan in 1941/42 took place very slowly against the stiff resistance of the Japanese island garrisons and with the greatest willingness of the Japanese soldiers ( kamikaze) to make sacrifices, although in 1943 about half of the American armed forces were deployed in the Pacific. On August 7, […]

New Zealand Agriculture
Oceania

New Zealand Agriculture, Livestock, and Fishing

ECONOMY: AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY, LIVESTOCK AND FISHING Agriculture and livestock occupy only 6.9% of the active population and cover about 6.5% of GDP (2007), however they remain an important part of the New Zealand economy, also because most of the national wealth produced from industries derives from the transformation of primary sector products. Arable and arborescent […]

New Zealand Geography 2
Oceania

New Zealand Geography Part II

Triassic and Jurassic formations can be followed continuously throughout the North Island, from the Bay of Plenty to Wellington. During the long orogenetic stasis which lasted from the Cretaceous to the Miocene erosion deeply attacked the emerged areas: the enormous quantity of detrital material produced progressively filled numerous sedimentation basins, also burying the vegetation and […]

New Zealand Geography 1
Oceania

New Zealand Geography Part I

Environment From the floristic point of view, New Zealand is home to numerous endemic species; the plant formations, however, remained intact only in the South Island, while in the North one radical changes were made by man to the environment. The forest, which covers 28.9% of the territory, is mainly made up of broad-leaved trees, […]

New Zealand Population
Oceania

New Zealand Population

The population of New Zealand has a majority of New Zealanders of European origin (74%), a part of Polynesians (7.4%), Asians (11.8%) and an important Maori community (14.9%). The Maori, are mainly concentrated in the North Island, especially in the statistical area of ​​Central Auckland. At the time of Cook it is estimated that the […]

New Zealand Culture
Oceania

New Zealand Culture and Traditions

CULTURE: GENERAL INFORMATION Although the English colonization has upset many balances, compromising the very survival of the Maori and altering their lifestyle, social organization, private and communal ritual practices, the twentieth century saw a clear recovery in demographic and cultural terms. native element. New Zealand literature was born with the colonial experience, from the first […]

New Zealand Economy Overview
Oceania

New Zealand Economy Overview

ECONOMY: GENERAL INFORMATION The world recession, which since the 1970s has hit – where more and less – practically all developed countries, has also reached New Zealand, slowing its rate of economic development, triggering inflationary processes and increasing the number of unemployed (however lower at 10%). Even in the period 1980-92, the real increase in […]

New Zealand Economy
Oceania

New Zealand Economy: Industry and Service

ECONOMY: INDUSTRY AND MINERAL RESOURCES The industries, which compete for approx. 23.6% to the formation of national income (2007), mainly concern the processing and transformation of agricultural and livestock products. However, a broad diversification of production activities is underway; Thus various medium and small industries have arisen, which produce various industrial and consumer goods, mainly […]

Colonization and The Establishment of The Dominion
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New Zealand History: Colonization and The Establishment of The Dominion

New Zealand, inhabited by Maori tribes – whose settlement dates back to around 1000 AD. C. – was long deserted by the Europeans due to the aggressiveness of the natives. At the end of the century. XVIII only a few small group of criminals escaped from Australian prisons, shipwrecked and seal hunters, settled there, challenging […]