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Signing the ANZUS treaty, 1951

Signing the ANZUS treaty, 1951

John Foster Dulles, the US secretary of state, signs the ANZUS treaty in San Francisco in 1951, surrounded by US politicians and diplomats. ANZUS is a defence treaty between the US, Australia and New Zealand, created after discussions that began in 1949.

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Alliance diplomacy, 1950s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016