NATO Countries List & Flashcards

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A political system in which people in a country can play in a role in law-making and in electing officials.
Democracy
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What term describes the written agreement among NATO countries to protect and defend each other in case of an attack or war?
Mutual defense pact
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An agreement made in 1949 between the USA and Western Europe to protect each other in case of an attack, out of fear of the spread of communism.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
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A collective security agreement signed by Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg in 1948 as a promise to defend each other if one were to be attacked.
The Brussels Treaty
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A political and economic ideology that promotes state-run production and dispersion of goods. There is usually only one political party in a country that follows this ideology.
Communism
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The Premier of the Soviet Union when World War II ended. As a victor of World War II, he wanted to bring communism to devastated Europe.
Joseph Stalin
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The president of the USA when World War II ended. As a major world leader, he wanted to bring democracy and capitalism to war-torn Europe.
Harry S. Truman
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War from 1940-1945. Most of the battles were in Europe; however, countries everywhere were affected. After the war, the USA and Soviet Union emerged as world leaders.
World War II
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Flashcard Content Overview

After the end of World War II, many countries were devastated and war-torn. Everyone around the globe feared another worldwide war, and leaders scrambled to make solid allies and plans for a more peaceful world. Western Europe took the initiative to create a treaty, the Brussels Treaty, that stated that countries who signed the treaty would defend each other in case of war.

A year later, the United States proposed creating an organization for Western, democratic states to protect each other from the threat of communism and to protect each other in general from military threats. Twelve countries ranging from Nordic countries, to Western European countries, to Southern European countries, and North American countries signed the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in 1949. Since its original signing, the list of member states in NATO has grown considerably and even as recently as 2009, more countries have been eager to join.

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War from 1940-1945. Most of the battles were in Europe; however, countries everywhere were affected. After the war, the USA and Soviet Union emerged as world leaders.
World War II
The president of the USA when World War II ended. As a major world leader, he wanted to bring democracy and capitalism to war-torn Europe.
Harry S. Truman
The Premier of the Soviet Union when World War II ended. As a victor of World War II, he wanted to bring communism to devastated Europe.
Joseph Stalin
A political and economic ideology that promotes state-run production and dispersion of goods. There is usually only one political party in a country that follows this ideology.
Communism
A collective security agreement signed by Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg in 1948 as a promise to defend each other if one were to be attacked.
The Brussels Treaty
An agreement made in 1949 between the USA and Western Europe to protect each other in case of an attack, out of fear of the spread of communism.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
What term describes the written agreement among NATO countries to protect and defend each other in case of an attack or war?
Mutual defense pact
A political system in which people in a country can play in a role in law-making and in electing officials.
Democracy
The North American country to propose the idea of NATO to Western Europe allies
The United States
Countries that joined NATO in 1952
Greece and Turkey. The USA had been helping Greece and Turkey financially and militarily after the end of World War II because of their civil wars and national conflicts
Country that joined NATO in 1955
In 1955, West Germany joined NATO. Its Eastern half was dominated by communism
Country that joined NATO in the 1980s
The country that joined NATO in the 1980s was Spain
Countries that joined NATO in the 1990s
Countries that joined NATO in the 1990s include: Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia
Countries that joined NATO in the 2000s
The countries that joined NATO in the 2000s are Albania and Croatia.
The 12 countries that joined NATO in 1949
United States, Great Britain, Canada, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Iceland, Norway, Denmark
How many countries are part of NATO, as of 2016?
28

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