However, there are still some real secret contracts, especially in the context of agreements for the creation of foreign military bases.  Thus, under the 1960 security treaty between the United States and Japan, the two nations entered into three agreements that could be defined as secret contracts (at least in the broadest sense, according to a panel of experts convened by the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs).  These agreements dealt with the transit and stockpiling of nuclear weapons by U.S. forces in Japan, despite Japan`s formal nuclear non-proliferation policy.  Prior to its publication in 2010, the Japanese government had gone so far as to convict journalist Nishiyama Takichi, who tried to uncover a contract, for espionage.  Operation Condor was a secret treaty between the United States and five South American nations to coordinate the fight against insurgency and the “dirty war” against communist rebels and other leftists in Latin America.  But the war did not end quickly. Efforts to maintain massive armies on the ground saved the Canadian economy from recession. It also required huge amounts of capital.
A pre-war federal budget of $185 million had quadrupled due to its wartime peak to more than $740 million. Debt also quadrupled to $1.2 billion. Before the war, tariffs, postal taxes and tariffs on imported goods made more than 85% of government revenues. The increase in tariffs and the new tariffs alone could not have hoped to cover much higher war costs. Ottawa borrowed money to fund the deficit from an unexpected source: ordinary Canadians. Informal agreements “will continue to be the most modern substitutes,” he added.  A secret treaty is a treaty (international convention) by which States parties have agreed to conceal the existence or substance of the treaty from other states and the public.  Such an obligation to secrecy of the agreement may be included in the legal act itself or in a separate agreement.  Under Flavelle`s control, the Board oversaw an impressive expansion of war production, from only a few shell-producing companies to dozens of companies, including crown groups, that together produced about $2 million worth of goods per day. The application of “secret agreements and obligations between several allies or between one state and another state” continued during the First World War; Some of them were intransigent and left at the end of the war “a bitter legacy of the dispute.”  One of the important secret contracts of this period was the treaty of the Ottoman-German alliance secretly concluded in Constantinople on 2 August 1914.  The treaty provided that Germany and Turkey would remain neutral in the conflict between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, but if Russia intervened “through active military measures”, the two countries would become military allies.
 Another important secret treaty was the Treaty of London, concluded on 26 April 1915, which promised Italy certain territorial concessions in exchange for accession to the war on the side of the Triple Agreement (Allied).  Another secret treaty was the Treaty of Bucharest concluded on 17 August 1916 between Romania and the three powers of the Agreement (Britain, France, Italy and Russia); As part of the treaty, Romania pledged to attack Austria-Hungary and not seek a separate peace in exchange for certain territorial gains.  Article 16 of the treaty provided that “current regulations be kept secret.”  One of the most famous secret treaties in history was the secret additional protocol to the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 23 August 1939 between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany, negotiated by Soviet Foreign Minister VyacheSlav Molotov and German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop.  The pact itself, a 10-year non-aggression agreement, was public, but the additional secret protocol (replaced by a similar secret protocol, the German-Soviet border treaty, next month) broke down spheres of influence in Eastern Europe between Nazi Germany and L