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North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

  • Barry Turner
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Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Origin. On 4 April 1949 the foreign ministers of Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the UK and the USA signed the North Atlantic Treaty, establishing the North Atlantic Alliance. In 1952 Greece and Turkey acceded to the Treaty; in 1955 the Federal Republic of Germany; in 1982 Spain; in 1999 the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland; and in 2004 Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia, bringing the total to 26 member countries. The Alliance enables these countries to meet and cooperate in the field of security and defence.

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European Union Member Country Foreign Minister North Atlantic Treaty Organization Official Development Assistance 
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Further Reading

  1. Carr, F. and Infantis, K., NATO in the New European Order. London, 1996CrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  3. Heller, F. H. and Gillingham, J. R. (eds.) NATO: the Founding of the Atlantic Alliance and the Integration of Europe. London, 1992Google Scholar
  4. Smith, J. (ed.) The Origins of NATO. Exeter Univ. Press, 1990Google Scholar
  5. Williams, P., North Atlantic Treaty Organization [Bibliography], Oxford and New Brunswick (NJ), 1994Google Scholar
  6. Yost, David S., NATO Transformed: The Alliance’s New Roles in International Security. United States Institute for Peace, Washington, D.C., 1999Google Scholar

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