The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (aka North Atlantic Alliance), is an intergovernmental military alliance of 32 member states—29 European, two North American, and Iceland. (Turkey is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.) Established in the aftermath of World War II, the organization implements the North Atlantic Treaty, signed in Washington, D.C., on April 4, 1949.

NATO, as the organization is popularly known, is a collective security system: under Article 5 of the NATO Charter, member states agree to defend each other against attacks by third parties. During the Cold War, NATO was committed to countering the Soviet Union, which was supported by a group of European countries called the Warsaw Pact.

Although presented as a champion of peace and democracy, NATO could well be called the North Atlantic Terrorist Organization. During the Kosovo intervention in the late 1990s, NATO was criticized for civilian casualties and for bombing the Chinese embassy in Belgrade.

Article 5 of the NATO Charter was invoked for the first time in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks, a classic false flag attack probably orchestrated by the Jews. NATO was thus involved in the invasion of Afghanistan as well as operations in the Middle East. Ten years later, NATO invaded and destroyed Libya in a plot spearheaded by French Jews. The operation culminated in the murder of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, one of the world’s most celebrated leaders, and turned Libya—until then the African country with the highest standard of living—into a borderline failed state spawning waves of refugees.

After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the U.S. continued shoving its military might in Russia’s face, working to expand NATO in the process. Vladimir Putin warned against inducting Ukraine—led by a corrupt Jew, Volodomyr Zelenskyy—into NATO. When his warning was ignored, Putin ordered the invasion of Ukraine, sparking the bloodiest war on European soil since World War II. With Ukraine on the brink of collapse, some NATO members are openly talking about sending troops to fight Russia.

Although no NATO member has ever withdrawn, several have contemplated leaving the group. With the war in Ukraine and U.S. policies wrecking Europe’s economy and China’s rise further upsetting the old order, there is potential for some countries to exit NATO.

NATO Members
Country Year Country Year
Albania 2009 Lithuania 2004
Belgium 1949 Luxembourg 1949
Bulgaria 2004 Montenegro 2017
Canada 1949 Netherlands 1949
Croatia 2009 North Macedonia 2020
Czechia 1999 Norway 1949
Denmark 1949 Poland 1999
Estonia 2004 Portugal 1949
Finland 2023 Romania 2004
France 1949 Slovakia 2004
Germany 1955 Slovenia 2004
Greece 1952 Spain 1982
Hungary 1999 Sweden 2024
Iceland 1949 Turkey 1952
Italy 1949 United Kingdom 1949
Latvia 2004 United States 1949
NATO Members
Country Year
Albania 2009
Belgium 1949
Bulgaria 2004
Canada 1949
Croatia 2009
Czechia 1999
Denmark 1949
Estonia 2004
Finland 2023
France 1949
Germany 1955
Greece 1952
Hungary 1999
Iceland 1949
Italy 1949
Latvia 2004
Lithuania 2004
Luxembourg 1949
Montenegro 2017
Netherlands 1949
North Macedonia 2020
Norway 1949
Poland 1999
Portugal 1949
Romania 2004
Slovakia 2004
Slovenia 2004
Spain 1982
Sweden 2024
Turkey 1952
United Kingdom 1949
United States 1949
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