A Brief History of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

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A Brief History of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

A Brief History, of the North Atlantic, Treaty Organization (NATO).

'The Independent' reports that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is a political and military alliance between North American and European nations.

It was forged after the second World War as a means to prevent future bloodshed and conflict between nations.

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On March 4, 1947, Britain and France signed the Treaty of Dunkirk, which was meant to prevent a future military threat from Germany or the Soviet Union.

On March 4, 1947, Britain and France signed the Treaty of Dunkirk, which was meant to prevent a future military threat from Germany or the Soviet Union.

Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg joined shortly after.

The growing alliance was expanded to include the U.S., Canada, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

The growing alliance was expanded to include the U.S., Canada, Portugal, Italy, Norway, Denmark and Iceland.

On April 4, 1949, those nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty agreeing to come to the aid of any fellow signatory under attack by foreign power.

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On April 4, 1949, those nations signed the North Atlantic Treaty agreeing to come to the aid of any fellow signatory under attack by foreign power.

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After the USSR collapsed in 1989, a number of former Soviet states also joined NATO.

In 1999, the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland became the first former Soviet states to join the alliance.

In 2004, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia also joined NATO.

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In 2020, North Macedonia became the most recent addition to the alliance.

Jens Stoltenberg is the current secretary general of the organization which is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium.

Jens Stoltenberg is the current secretary general of the organization which is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium


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