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SEATO:

see Southeast Asia Treaty OrganizationSoutheast Asia Treaty Organization
(SEATO), alliance organized (1954) under the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty by representatives of Australia, France, Great Britain, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the United States.
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SEATO

organization formed to assure protection against communist expansion in Southeast Asia (1955–1976). [World Hist.: EB, IX: 377]
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In terms of localization, the debate over Cold War military pacts like the SEATO constituted a cognitive prior for Asia, Africa, and the Middle East because it shaped the principles of the NAM and the security norms in Asian regionalism.
Appendices present the Southeast Asia Collective Defense Treaty, biographies of key figures, and an explanation of the history of the SEATO emblem.
Prime Minister Muhammad Ali also indicated that Pakistan had joined SEATO in order to resolve its disputes with India.
SEATO represented an effort at regional multilateralism, incomplete as it was, that the San Francisco Conference never contemplated.
SEATO, the South East Asia Treaty Organization (formed in 1954 with the US, Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, Thailand and the Philippines), was dissolved in 1977.
Obviously, neither Southeast Asia nor Japan succumbed to communism after the fall of Saigon in April 1975, and the documentary record does not support the notion that US allies agreed with the American assessment--indeed, if anything, most NATO and SEATO countries lobbied Washington to disengage from the conflict.
Before, talking about cooperation in defense and security was not encouraged because of the SEATO experience,'' he told reporters in Kuala Lumpur, host of the inaugural ASEAN Defense Ministerial Meeting.
n Australia became involved in the war via the SEATO agreement (South East Asian Treaty Organisation), created to oppose further Communist gains in Southeast Asia
The formation of SEATO was an American experiment of alliance strategy in Southeast Asia using the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) of Europe as its model.
SEATO Medical research study on rickettsial diseases in Thailand.
In the international sphere of mapping, he was widely known and respected as head of the Australian delegation to SEATO cartographic meetings and as the Australian delegate at conferences for British Commonwealth survey officers in Britain.