As this cartoon from 1914 suggests, most of Britain's former colonies followed the lead of the 'mother country' in participating in the war. In New Zealand sentimental attachment to Britain, its importance as a market for New Zealand's exports and the country's dependence on the British Royal Navy for defence of trade routes meant that there was overwhelming support for Britain.
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