Haha! New Zealand, 1982.
If those two concepts aren't exciting you already, make sure you see Sleeping Dogs (1982), starring Sam Neill.
The premise is that a general strike occasions the rise of an authoritarian military government in New Zealand.
Repression and general mayhem ensue.
Sam Neill is your reluctant hero in the resistance. As it happens, its ekshually a great film, and the first NZ film ever screened in the US of Ay, Bro.