and the queen, (via the GG) can do the same thing down here. i imagine it would be the same in NZ and through most of the commonwealth. when was the last time she acted to remove the leader? gough whitlam??(although that wasn't entirely her, it was mainly kerr
If I am asked what we are fighting for, I can reply in two sentences. In the first place, to fulfil a solemn international obligation . . . an obligation of honor which no self-respecting man could possibly have repudiated. I say, secondly, we are fighting to vindicate the principle that small nationalities are not to be crushed in defiance of international good faith at the arbitrary will of a strong and overmastering Power.
Author: Rt. Hon. Herbert Henry Asquith
Source: Statement, to House of Commons, Declaration of War with Germany, Aug. 4, 1914