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South East Asia Treaty Organization
South East A·sia Trea·ty Or·gan·i·za·tion
A defense alliance that existed between 1954 and 1977 for countries of Southeast Asia and part of the southwestern Pacific, to further a US policy of containing communism. Its members were Australia, Britain, France, New Zealand, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, and the US.
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