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alliance n.   Reference library

The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

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2002

a union or association formed for mutual benefit, especially between countries or organizations: a defensive alliance between Australia and New Zealand...

Alliances

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece and Rome

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2010
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Classical studies, History
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857 words

Between the beginnings of Roman expansion and the outbreak of the Social War (91 bce) the development of

Alliances and Ententes

Alliances and Ententes   Reference library

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
Subject:
History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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1,755 words

An alliance is a formal treaty association between states establishing an agreement to achieve a joint institutional aim. Though institutional

ANZUS

ANZUS  

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An acronym given to a tripartite Pacific security treaty between Australia, New Zealand, and the USA, signed at San Francisco in 1951. Known also as the Pacific Security Treaty, it recognizes that an ...
mercenaries

mercenaries  

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N.a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army.late Middle English (as a noun): from Latin mercenaruis ‘hireling,’ from merces, merced- ‘reward.’
North Atlantic Treaty Organization

North Atlantic Treaty Organization  

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(NATO)An association of European and North American states, formed in 1949 for the defence of Europe and the North Atlantic against the perceived threat of Soviet aggression. Dominated by the USA, it ...
oath

oath  

N.A pronouncement swearing the truth of a statement or promise, usually by an appeal to God to witness its truth. An oath is required by law for various purposes, in particular for affidavits and ...

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