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[see-toh] /ˈsi toʊ/
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.
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S(outh)e(ast) A(sia) T(reaty) O(rganization) Unabridged
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1954, acronym for Southeast Asia Treaty Organization.

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Southeast Asia Treaty Organization
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