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ANZUS Pact

Definition/Scope: Security treaty between Australia, New Zealand, and the United States that was signed on September 1, 1951 for the purpose of providing mutual aid in the event of aggression and for settling disputes by peaceful means. Formally, Pacific Security Treaty, it came into force in 1952. In the mid-1980s New Zealand instituted an antinuclear policy, one of whose provisions was the banning of nuclear-armed vessels from its ports, including those of the U.S. Navy. In response, the United States formally



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Pacific Security Treaty

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treaties


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