SEATO

SEATO

[see-toh]
noun
an organization formed in Manila (1954), comprising Australia, Great Britain, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States, for collective defense against aggression in southeastern Asia and the southwestern Pacific: abolished in 1977.

Origin:
S(outh)e(ast) A(sia) T(reaty) O(rganization)

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SEATO
Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
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