Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On March 20

On this day in ...
... 1952 (60 years ago today), by a vote of 66 to 10, the U.S. Senate gave its advice and consent to the U.S.-Japan peace treaty. It had been nearly 7 years since Japan's surrender ended World War II combat between the 2 countries. The Senate also approved 3 related security pacts, which established mutual defense obligations between the United States and, respectively, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, and the Philippines.

(Prior March 20 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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