Kōrero: Political values

Anti-nuclear badge

Anti-nuclear badge

New Zealand’s opposition to nuclear testing and nuclear weapons became a widely held value in the country. This was reflected in the country’s 1970s actions against France, at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, in the Netherlands, and in its 1980s nuclear-free policies and legislation, which disrupted its military alliance with the United States and Australia. This 1980s badge highlights concerns about nuclear testing and nuclear waste, as well as New Zealand’s support for a nuclear-free Pacific (largely achieved through the 1985 South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty).

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
Reference: GH011827

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Stephen Levine, 'Political values - Values and political change', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/36613/anti-nuclear-badge (accessed 10 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Stephen Levine, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012