War and Military History
Why did nz fought in WW1?
June 10, 2015 5:40AM
New Zealand fought in WW1 because the prevailing opinion in the country was to help Britain.
What reason did nz choose to support Britain in ww1?
Which side did New Zealand fought for in World War 1?
Asked in World War 1
Why did nz get involved in ww1?
NZ was colonized by the British and a country in the British Empire. When Great Britain went to war with Germany, so did NZ, Australia, Canada, and other countries which were then part of the British Empire. WW1 was not merely a clash of countries. It was a clash of empires, even more so than WW2, and it is difficult to equate in a modern context now that Imperialism is in the past. The question "Why should NZ get involved?" was probably not asked in NZ at the time, at least not aloud.