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nuclear Freeze

During the Cold War, several periods of protest against nuclear weapons took place in the United States. By far the largest protest campaign involved the nuclear freeze movement. This ...

National Party, New Zealand

National Party, New Zealand  

Contemporary history (up to 1986)Established as New Zealand's main conservative party by a merger of the United and Reform Parties in 1936, it derived its support from rural areas and the wealthier ...
National Party, New Zealand

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A Dictionary of Contemporary World History (5 ed.)

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2019
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...power again in 1975 , under Muldoon 's leadership. Once in office, Muldoon defied his party's traditional commitment to market principles and deregulation. He sought to overcome the country's difficulties through a series of interventionist policies, such as wage and price freezes, protectionism to safeguard agricultural incomes, and intervention in financial markets to ensure low interest rates. This caused a party split and led to the formation of the New Zealand Party ( NZP ) in 1983 , which sought to revert to the National Party's previous policies....

Antarctica

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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...the United Kingdom, and the United States as original signatories. Since 1959 , a number of other states have joined the treaty. Notably, the treaty prohibits all military activity in Antarctica, along with the testing of nuclear weapons and the disposal of radioactive waste. The cornerstone of the treaty is found in Article IV, which freezes the status of territorial claims in Antarctica. The problems of sovereignty, therefore, have not been solved but simply set aside. In recognition of the overexploitation of Antarctic marine living resources, the 1972 ...

New Zealand

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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.... However, retrenchment proved unpopular and only voting for a third party, and provincial support for the 1981 South African (Springbok) Rugby Tour, kept National in. Meanwhile Muldoon fostered large new export and import-substitution (“Think Big”) industries. From 1982 freezes on wages, prices, rents, and interest rates were used to reduce cost-of-living increases. Unpopular with many businesspeople as well as workers, Muldoon was defeated by Labour under David Lange in 1984 . Lange's government moved largely in the monetarist and deregulatory...

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