What is the Mutual Defence Treaty (US-South Korea)?

Introduction Mutual Defence Treaty Between the United States and the Republic of Korea (Korean: 대한민국과 미합중국간의 상호방위조약; Hanja: 韓美相互防衛條約) is a treaty between South Korea and the United States signed on 01 October 1953, two months after the signing of the Korean Armistice Agreement which brought a halt to the fighting in the Korean War.… Read More

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What was the Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation?

Introduction The Southeast Asia Treaty Organisation (SEATO) was an international organisation for collective defence in Southeast Asia created by the Southeast Asia Collective Defence Treaty, or Manila Pact, signed in September 1954. Primarily created to block further communist gains in Southeast Asia, SEATO is generally considered a failure because internal conflict and dispute hindered general… Read More

What was the Baghdad Pact?

Introduction The Central Treaty Organisation (CENTO), originally known as the Baghdad Pact or the Middle East Treaty Organisation (METO) (disambiguation), was a military alliance of the Cold War. It was formed in 1955 by Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Turkey and the United Kingdom and dissolved in 1979. US pressure and promises of military and economic aid… Read More

Detested in…

“We always have been, we are, and I hope that we always shall be detested in France.” Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 to 1852) Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, KG, GCB, GCH, PC, FRS was an Anglo-Irish soldier and Tory statesman who was one of the leading military and political figures of… Read More

Enemies & Allies…

“Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.” W.L. George (1882 to 1926) Anglo-French writer: born of British parents, but grew up in Paris and did not learn English until the age of twenty. Chiefly known for his popular fiction, which included feminist, pacifist, and pro-labour themes.