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Treaties & Alliances

Question: Name the alliance of nations that is currently responsible for the defence and security of numerous western nations?

Answer: NATO  The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, also called the North Atlantic Alliance, provides its members with mutual defence in response to an attack by any external party.

Question: What organisation did the United Nations replace after the Second World War?

Answer: The League of Nations

Question: What was the collective name used for those countries that were aligned with Germany in World War 2? 

Answer: The Axis Powers

Question: What was the name of the treaty agreed in 1904 between France and Britain that ended almost a thousand years of intermittent conflict between the two countries?

Answer: The Entente Cordiale 

Question: Name the treaty, signed on 28th June 1919,  that ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.

Answer: The Treaty of Versailles Although the war ended in November 1918 that was merely an armistice. The treaty to end hostilities took a further 6 months to negotiate.

Question: Which is the oldest alliance in the world that is still in force?

Answer: The Anglo-Portuguese Alliance  This Alliance was ratified at the Treaty of Windsor in 1386, between England (succeeded by the United Kingdom) and Portugal. The Alliance was re-cemented in 1660 with the marriage of the British King Charles II to Catherine of Braganza.