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Antarctic Treaty

This treaty, the first and main treaty of the Antarctic Treaty System, deals with foreign relations and Antarctica including issues of military activity, research, sovereignty, nuclear weapons, with the goal of "ensuring the use of Antarctica for peaceful purposes only and the continuance of international harmony in Antarctica". It was originally signed by twelve countries on December 1, 1959 and entered into force on June 23, 1961.