Write a short note on SEATO.

1)       America founded the SEATO treaty (South East Asia Treaty Organization) to control communism and its spread in South Asia and Central East.
2)       America wanted to stop communist China having great population and extension.
3)       America got closer to Philippines and propagated the scheme of protection for South East Asia in the capital of Philippines –Manila.
4)       Eight countries were present i.e. America, England, France, Australia, Pakistan, Philippines, New Zealand and Thailand and a conference was held.
5)       SEATO treaty was founded on 8th October 1954 which gave top priority to the principles of collective protection.
6)       The member nations increased their strength as SEATO's stand was of military force policy.