The Allied Pact is an intergovernmental military alliance based on the eponymous Pact which was signed on 15 July 1942. The organization constitutes a system of collective defense whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party. The most potent part of this agreement is Article Ten of the Allied Pact treaty, which, if invoked, treats an attack against one Allied country as an attack against every Allied country. The Allied Pact is focused primarily on opposing the forces of the Wake Island Association.
The first Allied Pact Commander in Chief, Field Marshal Slim, stated in 1946 that the organization's goal was "to keep the Americans out, the Brits in, and the Russians down."
The organization's first major military operation was its intervention in the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1964, followed by intervention on behalf of the Indonesian government in the Indonesian Civil War in 1972. Further operations were conducted in South Africa in 1989/1990 and Zaire from 2000. The Allied Pact maintains a large military presence along the Iron Curtain in Canada, as well as smaller deployments in West Japan, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Uruguay and the Caribbean, and while no combat forces are stationed there, the Pact also maintains a significant advisory mission in the Republic of China.
History[edit | edit source]
The Allied Pact was first formed from those nations which comprised the Allies of World War II. The first (and so far, only,) member to fully exit the pact is France, which adopted full neutrality when relations with the British Empire soured.
Military Operations[edit | edit source]
Breakup of Yugoslavia[edit | edit source]
Indonesian Civil War[edit | edit source]
Congo[edit | edit source]
South Africa[edit | edit source]
Participating Countries[edit | edit source]
The Allied Pact has added several new member states since its formation in 1942, and now comprises 38 full member nations as well as two special members.
Founding Members[edit | edit source]
Other Members[edit | edit source]
- Dominican Republic
- Republic of Japan