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    Re: New Zealand losing its independence under Key

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Finally we shall conquer Middle Earth!
    It's probably cheaper to just holiday there...just saying.
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    Re: New Zealand losing its independence under Key

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    It's probably cheaper to just holiday there...just saying.
    What a party pooper.

    Conquering is so much more fun.

    Think about it, Napeoleon could have just vacationed in Egypt, but nooooooooope... because it was a kickass time.

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    Re: New Zealand losing its independence under Key

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    What a party pooper.

    Conquering is so much more fun.

    Think about it, Napeoleon could have just vacationed in Egypt, but nooooooooope... because it was a kickass time.
    Napoleon had to overcompensate.
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    Re: New Zealand losing its independence under Key

    Quote Originally Posted by nonpareil View Post
    Napoleon had to overcompensate.
    For a small thumb I know.

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    Re: New Zealand losing its independence under Key

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    No countries in the Commonwealth have the same head of state.
    How embarassing. You live in NZ and you don't even know who your head of state is, not anything about the Commonwealth? Your head of state is Elizabeth II. 15 commonwealth countries plus UK of course have her as Head of state. Canada, Australia, Jamacia, etc.

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    Re: New Zealand losing its independence under Key

    Quote Originally Posted by irviding View Post
    How embarassing. You live in NZ and you don't even know who your head of state is, not anything about the Commonwealth? Your head of state is Elizabeth II. 15 commonwealth countries plus UK of course have her as Head of state. Canada, Australia, Jamacia, etc.
    I can tell you that kiwis don't really care about the commonwealth status. New Zealand got forced to become more independent of the UK, when UK joined the EU. In fact the economy crashed because of that.

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    Re: New Zealand losing its independence under Key

    Quote Originally Posted by Camlon View Post
    I can tell you that kiwis don't really care about the commonwealth status. New Zealand got forced to become more independent of the UK, when UK joined the EU. In fact the economy crashed because of that.
    I don't blame them. I think it's pretty dumb that you still have to maintain this colonial era crap in your actual system of government, but then again, having an apolitical head of state probably outweighs that. Look at what Juan Carlos did in Spain in the 80s when there was a coup. Someone who has vast reserved powers but will never execute them unless in a dire emergency, and in a non political manner (the only thing we know about the Queen politically is that she was angered that Margaret Thatcher didn't do more to help the poor) too.

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