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Events In History


Nuclear-free New Zealand

  • Nuclear-free New Zealand

    The sinking of the Greenpeace protest ship Rainbow Warrior in Auckland in July 1985 shocked the nation. The incident galvanised an anti-nuclear movement that had emerged in opposition to both French nuclear tests at Mururoa and American warship visits to New Zealand. 

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  • Page 3 - Ship visitsThe visit of the nuclear-powered frigate USS Texas in 1983 sparked protest in New

The Cold War

  • The Cold War

    Although the origins of the so-called Cold War can be traced back to the Bolshevik revolution of 1917, this intense ideological struggle between the Western powers and the Soviet Union really began after the Second World War.

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  • Page 7 - Last decadeSoviet-American tensions revived in the late 1970s as ‘détente’ (co-operation) gave way to a renewed arms race.