The world changed greatly during the 20th century, as items in this gallery show. Nash saw two world wars, the Cold War, the rise of The United States, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and China.
Empires fell as African, Asian and smaller European nations gained independence. The concept of the "Third World" was born.
Global economic recessions and booms became commonplace.
Technology, science and medicine advanced hugely leading to a population explosion and high demand for resources.
Moral, spiritual and cultural values faced increasing scrutiny and challenge. Feminism continued to push the boundaries that defined women's role in society.
New Zealand was not just an observer, but a participant in many of these events.
Some of these topics may also appear in other galleries so use the key word search to find more material.
Walter Nash speaks at the General Assembly of the United Nations (1960) Topics include: Future of the UN, African Independence, the end of Imperialism, Western Samoa, the Cold War and the situation in the Congo.
Size: 9 items
(335 items total)