New Zealand is an Oceanian island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses – that of the North Island, or Te Ika-a-Māui, and the South Island, or Te Waipounamu – and numerous smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long isolation, New Zealand developed a distinctive biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland. A member of the Commonwealth of Nations, it has friendly relations with Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and several countries; and is also currently a major-non NATO ally of the United States of America.
World War III Edit
As member of the Commonwealth of Nations and an ally of the USA, New Zealand is assumed to have supported Great Britain and the United States against the Soviet Union. Furthermore, some of its troops may have been deployed to Hong Kong to reinforce the British troops stationed there, just incase the Chinese will invade the island.