Brussels Treaty Organization
- (BTO)The Brussels Treaty Organization emerged from the Brussels Pact, a treaty concluded among Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, and Great Britain on 17 March 1948, to promote military, economic, and cultural cooperation among the member nations. In 1954, the organization evolved into the Western European Union, following the inclusion of West Germany and Italy.See also International Organizations.
Historical Dictionary of Brussels. Paul F. State.
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