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The country remained an enthusiastic member of the British Empire, and 110,000 men fought in World War I in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.
After the war New Zealand signed the Treaty of Versailles (1919), joined the League of Nations, and pursued an independent foreign policy, while its defence was still controlled by Britain.
The descendants of these settlers became known as the Māori, forming a distinct culture of their own.
The separate settlement of the tiny Chatham Islands in the east of New Zealand about 1500 CE produced the Moriori; linguistic evidence indicates that the Moriori were mainland Māori who ventured eastward.
As moa and other large game became scarce or extinct, Māori culture underwent major change, with regional differences.
Arts included whaikōrero (oratory), song composition in multiple genres, dance forms including haka, as well as weaving, highly developed wood carving, and tā moko (tattoo).
New Zealand has no native land mammals (apart from some rare bats) so birds, fish and sea mammals were important sources of protein.
Meanwhile, Māori culture underwent a renaissance, and from the 1950s Māori began moving to the cities in large numbers.
This led to the development of a Māori protest movement which in turn led to greater recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi in the late 20th century.
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The country's economy suffered in the aftermath of the 1973 global energy crisis, the loss of New Zealand's biggest export market upon Britain's entry to the European Economic Community, and rampant inflation.