What was the Washington Declaration? How many Nations signed it?
The representatives of 26 nations termed as ‘United Nations’ by US President Roosevelt, promulgated the Washington Declaration at few weeks after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour on 1st January, 1942. This was a pledge of the Allied Power to defeat the ‘Axis Powers’ i.e., Germany and’its allies. They agreed to co-operate in war and peace and also agreed, not to hold separate talks with enemy countries or conclude peace treaties with them.