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Meaning of SEATO

SEATO

Pronunciation: (sē'tō), [key]
— n.
  1. 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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