NATO Countries Quiz

Much to Vladimir Putin's chagrin, there are 30 members in the NATO military alliance. How many can you name?
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Last updated: March 27, 2020
First submittedFebruary 20, 2012
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Average score83.3%
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Joined
Country
2009
Albania
1949
Belgium
2004
Bulgaria
1949
Canada
2009
Croatia
1999
Czech Republic
1949
Denmark
2004
Estonia
1949
France
1955
Germany
Joined
Country
1952
Greece
1999
Hungary
1949
Iceland
1949
Italy
2004
Latvia
2004
Lithuania
1949
Luxembourg
2017
Montenegro
1949
Netherlands
2020
North Macedonia
Joined
Country
1949
Norway
1999
Poland
1949
Portugal
2004
Romania
2004
Slovakia
2004
Slovenia
1982
Spain
1952
Turkey
1949
United Kingdom
1949
United States
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Level 30
Feb 20, 2012
It's still in the NATO
+41
Level 76
Nov 29, 2019
What's still in the NATO?
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Level 83
Nov 29, 2019
It
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Level 76
Nov 30, 2019
Which country specifically is someone? referring to?
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Level 83
Nov 30, 2019
I don't know. There may have been an older comment that got purged. But for now I'm going to assume there is a carnivorous clown somewhere in the sewers of NATO. Better safe than sorry.
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Level 76
Dec 9, 2019
Ahh I see.
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2020
Oh wait I figured it out. Camelback said "It's still in the NATO"

You asked "What's still in the NATO?"

I responded "It" (is still in the NATO)

Now it makes sense.

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Level 60
Jul 3, 2022
I'm guessing someone mentioned Brexit
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Level 57
Feb 20, 2012
damn just missed one, never mind must try harder!
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Level 16
May 24, 2022
omg this server died are you still here?
+2
Level 44
Feb 20, 2012
Just missed Bulgaria and Romania
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Level 57
Apr 8, 2020
Only missed Turkey. For some reason I presumed that there were no Asian nations in NATO.
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Level 61
Mar 18, 2021
Interestingly enough, it's one of the first countries to join since the organization's founding. It joined with Greece in 1952, with only Portugal preceding them.
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Level 39
Jan 15, 2022
There Aren't Turkey Is In Europe
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Level 49
Mar 29, 2022
Eastern Thrace in Turkey is in Europe. Also NATO isn’t strictly North American and European it’s in the ‘North Atlantic’ hence North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Turkey is in the North Atlantic.
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Level 46
Apr 8, 2022
Whoa who flooded it?
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Level 71
Apr 8, 2022
It's been in NATO a long time. In fact, the presence of American missiles in Turkey is what led to the Cuban missile crisis.
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Level 22
Feb 20, 2012
21/28...a lot of the ones I missed I thought about but then second guessed myself
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Level 44
Feb 21, 2012
100% but then I've worked for NATO.....Lancershaft - Don't beat yourself up; Albania just joined in 2009.
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Level 55
Apr 9, 2020
Wow a comment from 2012? I didn't realize how old this site was!
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Level 34
Apr 8, 2022
ikr! This site is legendary
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Level 49
Apr 11, 2022
I remember discovering it in like 2015
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Level 44
Feb 21, 2012
Quizmaster - thanks for making this quiz so quickly after I suggested it.
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Level 68
Feb 21, 2012
omg, i got them all.
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Level 29
Feb 22, 2012
24/28 I'm happy with that
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Level 21
Apr 12, 2012
I'm happy with 25/28
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Level 44
Apr 8, 2022
It's so wierd seeing old comments. Now there are 30 countries within NATO. Cool how things change in not such a long time.
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Level 55
Apr 13, 2022
Well, soon it may be 32 countries :)
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Level 37
Jul 4, 2012
If this is the case, then NATO should be renamed "North Atlantic and most of the Mediterranean minus Ireland Treaty Organisation"
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Level 37
Oct 21, 2016
That is a ridiculous suggestion. For one thing, Ireland is neither in North America nor the Mediterranean, so what's your point, exactly?
+26
Level 73
Nov 16, 2016
North Atlantic. Not North America
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Level 58
Apr 7, 2020
Wow! Forginglron's comment isn't to be taken seriously! #whoosh
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Level 64
Nov 7, 2021
"r/woooosh"?
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Level 40
Dec 1, 2019
The Mediterranean is technically part of the North-Atlantic
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Level 61
Dec 7, 2012
28/28
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Level 57
Nov 17, 2020
30/30 B)
+1
Level 41
Dec 23, 2012
24. needed about 10 more secs.
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Level 43
Sep 18, 2013
Got 25 / 28. Might have been able to get it all had there be a bit more time. Oh well...
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Level 64
Oct 25, 2013
In a strange twist, the two that I missed were the smallest and largest in area... Luxembourg and, unbelievably, Canada.
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Level 20
Jan 11, 2014
missed holland...
+13
Level 47
Nov 16, 2016
You mean Netherlands or the 33K town in Michigan? (Rhetorical)
+17
Level 68
Nov 17, 2016
He was talking about the French president...
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Level 65
Aug 1, 2018
Yay! someone has heard of my hometown. you probably googled it though.
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Level 67
Nov 29, 2019
My girlfriend went to college in Holland, Michigan at Hope. I have learned an awful lot about Dutch Americans in the past two years.
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Level 67
Apr 23, 2014
First quiz I've got 100% in in a while, thanks :P
+5
Level 61
Aug 9, 2014
So stupid of me to forget Canada and the United States!
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Level 32
May 19, 2022
I hear ya. I forgot the UK.
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Level 33
Aug 9, 2014
20 /28
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Level 63
Aug 9, 2014
Damn, I missed Luxembourg.
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Level 74
Aug 9, 2014
Made it easier being in alphabetical order but still missed Iceland
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Level 14
Aug 31, 2014
it is considered to be in europe and the middle east
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Level 14
Aug 31, 2014
us and canada were both western ally members during the secongd world war and it says north atlantic and they link the atlantic so they are part of it
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Level 53
Nov 20, 2014
just missed UK, damn :))
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Level 31
Jul 18, 2015
Got Albania but not italy or belgium
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Level 65
Nov 14, 2015
I got all, I almost forgot France, Sorry France, love you!
+13
Level 63
Jan 12, 2016
I feel a lot safer knowing Luxembourg is on our side.
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Level 76
Feb 11, 2016
Until Andorra joins your ranks, though, you'll be in danger.
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Level 61
Jun 6, 2017
Only San Marino can save us now...
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Level 57
Jun 8, 2017
It is actually a little surprising (to me anyway) that Malta isn't on the list, especially considering how strategically important it was during WWII anyway. It also surprises me that Finland isn't on the list, considering it's historic strife against Russia. You would think that being directly on the Soviet Union's doorstep, and after the Winter War, the Finns would have been quick to jump on the NATO bandwagon!
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Level 36
Jan 24, 2018
Malta has been constitutionally neutral ever since its independence
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Level 60
Nov 30, 2019
We're in the endgame now.
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Level 69
Aug 7, 2016
Serbia not being in surprised me, then again they never seem to be in the organizations.
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Level 76
Nov 16, 2016
The Serbians are very pro-Russian. I don't think we'll ever see them showing any interest in joining.
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Level 75
Mar 28, 2020
Russia is not the main reason for sure.
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Level 80
Nov 16, 2016
Serbia was bombed by NATO in 1999. They don't have very fond memories of it.
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Level 71
Nov 16, 2016
How long before Russia takes Serbia 'into the fold'?
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Level 83
Jun 5, 2017
I don't have very fond memories of Serbia.
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Level 68
Jan 20, 2022
who asked?
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2022
The same guy that wanted to know what your thoughts on everyone's comments were.
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Level 52
Apr 8, 2022
Ah, "Countries Bordering Serbia". This is meant with respect but nobody needs to hear your anti-Serbia rant again.

Here is the link if anybody wants to know why kalbahamut hates Serbia: https://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/149667/countries-bordering-serbia

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Level 83
Apr 8, 2022
1. butts in with personal opinions to disparage someone sharing personal opinions.

2. claims nobody needs to hear what person A thinks about Serbia.

3. posts link to comment section with person A's thoughts about Serbia. In case anybody wants to hear.

Do you work for Serbian customs or their kleptocratic kangaroo courts by any chance? Your mastery of logic is just as strong. And it's kind of cute that you think everyone's going to run to the defense of Serbia... kind of like putting someone on blast for once saying negative things about colon cancer.

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Level 75
Mar 28, 2020
Well, the U.S. had to choose side in the former Yugoslavia conflict and Serbia was not at that side. Because we were allies in the WW II we felt like we were betreyed. After that there was a bombing party in 1999. We really do not have good feelings about NATO. No one dares to sign such a document that could make Serbia a part of the NATO. It would be a suicidal act for sure.
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Level 83
Apr 7, 2020
They didn't *have* to choose a side... and neither did NATO... but it was the right thing to do in this instance.
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2022
Imagine my surprise when I found that Russia wasn’t on this list
+1
Level 60
Oct 5, 2016
Almost forgot Iceland
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Level 15
Nov 16, 2016
100/100 this beats 100% of test users
+3
Level 72
Feb 27, 2020
How did you get 100/100 on a quiz with only 29 answers?
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Level 72
Feb 27, 2020
Actually, it would have been 28 answers at the time of your comment
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Level 37
Mar 28, 2020
He means he got 100% on it.
+2
Level 69
Jan 16, 2017
Montenegro is gonna be on this list soon.
+1
Level 55
May 29, 2017
Montenegro joined NATO this year.
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Level 48
May 29, 2017
Technically, it won't be complete til June 5, 2017. But after that, yes, this quiz will need to be updated.
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Level ∞
May 30, 2017
Updated now a few days early
+4
Level 32
Jun 5, 2017
Look at when I read your comment. What a coincidence!
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Level 68
Jun 5, 2017
I don't see Montenegro on this official list

http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/nato_countries.htm

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Level 65
Jun 5, 2017
Montenegro's government approved its joining of NATO on 29 April, 2017. The process of joining ended today (5 June). Your source is now out of date.
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Level 61
Jun 5, 2017
Nearly didn't get Belgium because I typed Brussels, it didn't come pop, and I decided that meant they weren't in. No idea what was going through my head.
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Level 59
Jun 5, 2017
The quiz should really be called "how many countries in Europe can you name".
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Level 50
Sep 26, 2018
Except for the ones that are not in NATO.
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Level 58
Mar 6, 2022
"Name every country in the world except for those that are not in NATO" sounds like a fun quiz.
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Level 45
Jun 6, 2017
I can't believe I only missed Canada... I'm a little embarassed
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Level 57
Jun 6, 2017
Actually Montenegro becomes a member 7 June - at least for the paperwork internal to NATO. Today is just the 6th
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Level 45
Jun 12, 2017
OMG I missed Greece :(
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Level 63
Aug 16, 2017
I work with all these countries armies with NATO in Germany.
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Level 73
Jan 22, 2018
This quiz would have more difficult if it had not been in alphabetical order. Since the North Atlantic touches North America and Europe those are the likely choices. It is a bit confusing since there are more countries then are strictly touching the Atlantic.
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Level 70
Jul 25, 2018
there are more countries THAN are strictly touching the Atlantic.
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Level 34
Jan 25, 2018
Missed the Canucks!
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Level 50
Mar 2, 2018
I blanked with Montenegro. I didn't know they joined in 2017.
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Level 37
Mar 2, 2018
So many of these arguments would become moot if cartographers

and those responsible for delineating boundaries would just do the logical thing and join Europe to Asia. After all, it is one land mass.

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Level 42
Nov 30, 2019
Join Africa as well while you're at it.
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Level 35
Apr 7, 2020
But then we'd have to teach our kids that there are only 6 continents. . . Or 5. . . Or 4. . .
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Level 45
Aug 7, 2018
Interesting, finland and sweden are part of the EU but not norway, but norway is part of NATO and not sweden and finland
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Level 47
Jun 21, 2019
Nearly forgot Iceland; it doesn't even have an army xD I don't get why it's in NATO, what country would want to attack it? A hungry Canada? Russia?
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Level 58
Nov 29, 2019
It sits in a strategically important location in the north Atlantic: the Soviet Union would have loved to have controlled it.
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Level 65
Sep 28, 2020
"Iceland is in the North Atlantic." --Craig Ferguson
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Level 58
Mar 6, 2022
Well, it's quite possibly the most North-Atlantic of any country on earth, so it would have to get a seat at this organization.
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Level 82
Jun 29, 2022
It's so strategically important, it was occupied by the UK on 10 May 1940 when they declined to join the Allies in WWII. It was better to be a member in good standing of NATO and retain their autonomy than to be occupied during a potential conflict between NATO and the Soviet Union.
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Level 59
Sep 1, 2019
Really interesting to see just how many eastern bloc countries have abandoned Russia and joined NATO. The Baltics in particular, and Romania and Bulgaria, must’ve been a real kick in the balls for Russia.
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Level 76
Nov 29, 2019
When the USSR placed missiles on the United States' doorstep it almost lead to World War 3. Makes sense that Russia becomes nervous if they are surrounded by NATO members and bases (especially given the fact that there were probably promises not to expand NATO eastwards in 1990). This situation shouldn't make us Westerners thump our chests; we should be cautious.
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Level 80
Mar 28, 2020
Ukraine was suddenly 3rd nuclear power after the breakup. There were also promises given to convince it to dismantle the nuclear warheads ...
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Level 66
Nov 29, 2019
Hungary why
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Level 83
Nov 29, 2019
To help defend against Russian aggression and expansionism. Visit the House of Terror in Budapest.
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Level 75
Mar 29, 2020
It is about communism not Russians. Communists do not belong to any nation, that is one of the main characteristics of them. Internationalism. Seems like you do not know basics of this political concept.
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Level 83
Apr 7, 2020
NATO was founded to defend against potential aggression by the Soviet Union (Russia) and its satellites. It is in practice a mutual defense treaty which has been invoked against aggressive moves by Iraq (not communist), Bosnia (not communist), Serbia (not communist), the Taleban (not communist), and Libya (also not communist). Not to defend against political ideologies. It's most pressing concern is and always has been the defense of the European members against Russian/Soviet military strength. You can't bomb communism. Educate yourself.

If you're talking about the museum in Budapest that I referenced, yes, it is about communists. Specifically, Russian communists and those aligned with them. I visited twice. The regime in Hungary was not propped up by China or Cuba. and Hungary did not join NATO for fear of being dominated by North Korea or the Ethiopian derg.

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Level 54
Nov 29, 2019
Mmm... natto.
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Level 62
Nov 29, 2019
How I could forget Italy !!!
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Level 55
Mar 27, 2020
North Macedonia just joined NATO, please update.
+4
Level ∞
Mar 27, 2020
Wow, they joined today. Johnny on the spot!
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Level 54
Apr 1, 2020
What does that mean? (Sorry, I'm not very good at interpreting jokes.)
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Level 87
Apr 7, 2020
It means someone who's on hand and readily available at all times.
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Level 76
Mar 28, 2020
Welcome, welcome!
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Level 35
Apr 7, 2020
So many Jacks around here and not a single McDonalds
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Level 36
Mar 28, 2020
Ehhhh missed Turkey and NM, which joined just literally YESTERDAY, and couldn't think really of Turkey. Nice quiz QM
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Level 67
Mar 28, 2020
Fun fact: Turkey and Greece being in NATO is the only reason there has not been a war between them recently. Of course with Erdogan that might not be the case soon.
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2022
When I first read this comment, I thought NM was referring to New Mexico...
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Level 59
Mar 28, 2020
Congrats Macedonia on joining NATO!
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2020
We expect a division of hoplites deployed to the Russian/Estonian border by the end of the week.
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Level 75
Mar 29, 2020
What is there to congrats about?
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Level 83
Apr 7, 2020
It's a positive development for sure when nations can join together in solidarity to oppose attacks on each other. It also increases the legitimacy and security of Macedonia.
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Level 67
Mar 31, 2020
Kolji, you have my sympathy. I would ask you not to believe that people who live in Nato countries have no empathy. I too think it was wrong what happened in 1999. However, the nightmare of the former Yugoslavia's disintegration and in particular Srebrenica was the stimulus, the example of what happens when people stand aside peacefully and watch what the UN can manage. I don't believe that Serbians should fear NATO, I don't believe that Russians should either. It is, or certainly should be, a defensive organisation
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Level 54
Apr 1, 2020
You guys are scaring me.
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Level 66
Apr 7, 2020
damn i forgot benelux
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Level 48
Apr 7, 2020
I don't think Montenegro joining NATO went well with Serbian considering what they both went through in in 1999.
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Level 57
Apr 7, 2020
Man Macedonia starting with N really makes it hard to get aplhabetically. My frist thought for 'between Netherlands and Norway' is not usually Macedonia... Oh well
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Level 36
Apr 8, 2020
It's not Macedonia it's North Macedonia
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Level 67
May 12, 2020
Disband already.
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Level 83
Jul 24, 2020
Putin would love that.
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Level 57
Oct 10, 2020
Just missed USA. Like a joke!
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Level 49
Nov 14, 2020
Fun Fact: Russia is a partner to NATO (For Peace) No cooperation like Japan and Australia
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Level 61
Dec 9, 2021
I just noticed that it seems like all the countries that were part of the USSR are now part of NATO.
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Level 55
Jan 23, 2022
well... except for Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Belarus, and Kazakhstan
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Level 39
Jan 24, 2022
And Russia!
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Level 51
Jan 25, 2022
AKA American imperialism.
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2022
Riiiiight... and what's happening in Ukraine right now is just a "special military operation" to de-Nazify the country. I wish that I could respond to you more appropriately, on behalf of the many people I know personally who are suffering very directly from such ignorance right now, but even expressing this wish I feel like is an invitation to get my comment censored in what has become a very Putinesque atmosphere in the comments section here.
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Level 77
Apr 8, 2022
That's why it's the US forcing Ukraine into NATO then. Oh, wait.
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Level 58
Apr 23, 2022
NATO is just leaving the door open, a referendum is a condition to enter. The only one responsible of why more countries want to join is Putin.
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Level 28
Feb 25, 2022
Russia
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Level 54
Mar 11, 2022
I've got all but one - I forgot my own home country, Germany...
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Level 83
Mar 28, 2022
If there's any silver lining at all to the senseless tragedy and atrocity of what's currently happening in Ukraine right now it may be the strengthening and growth of NATO, the vital need for which has always been clear to those paying attention but never moreso than now going back to collapse of the Soviet Union. If there are two, then it might be Putin being invited by the Russian people to Red Square to do his best Muammar Qaddafi impersonation.
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Level 80
Apr 8, 2022
Agreed, those in the West calling for it's dissolution are either patsies for Russian propaganda or, like antivaxxers, completely ignorant to how hard and dangerous life was prior to its existence.
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Level 56
Apr 8, 2022
Soon there'll be Finland and Sweden
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Level 62
Apr 8, 2022
Ironically, Dmitry Peskov (Putin's spokesman) said yesterday, that the purpose of so called 'special military operation' in Ukraine was to prevent the WWIII. Well, things are going quite the opposite...
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Level 26
Apr 8, 2022
Who else was focusing on europe and completely forgot about north america? 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
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Level 48
Apr 8, 2022
Ugh, thanks for making me look up what "chagrin" means...
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Level 34
Apr 8, 2022
I did the exact same thing haha..
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Level 63
Apr 8, 2022
I haven't studied the history of NATO much, but I am curious as to why Ireland never joined. Anyone have an idea why?
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Level 60
Apr 8, 2022
In short, they're Switzerland but less famous.
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Level 82
Jun 29, 2022
Same reason they kept themselves out of World War II. They don't want to be forced into a war, and they're too remote to need NATO's protection.
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Level 48
Apr 9, 2022
30/30 with 1.00 left
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Level 34
May 12, 2022
finland joined NATO today
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Level 83
May 14, 2022
Congrats to Finland. This is very obviously the right move and good for them and for the world. Distrust anyone who says otherwise.

But... they did not yet join NATO. They voted to apply for NATO membership. Their application has to be received and approved before they become NATO members, it's not automatic, and Erdogan (who is himself a corrupt and self-dealing would-be despot very much like Putin or Trump) might block it, if he doesn't think it will benefit him personally.

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Level 56
May 18, 2022
Looks like additions are needed soon!
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Level 25
Jun 10, 2022
Wow I forgot only 1 and it was Poland my favourite country🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️

We will need to add Sweden and finland soon

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Level 42
Aug 6, 2022
Anyone familiar with why Luxembourg takes up the fight?

I guess it's nice to know there are fewer countries unsigned and freeloading than aren't. Though there is certainly an unequal contribution by members.

As I understand it, Serbia is Russia-friendly, which explains their absence.

Austria is neutral(?). Both it, and Ireland are 'partners' (..so are RUS/UKR/BEL..)

The weak links are, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Germany, France (in that order)? Why is it always France...

The strongest links are US, UK, ? Maybe Canada, Netherlands, Poland, Baltics. You'd have to discriminate between will of populace, government, and capability.

Moldova has a border dispute in Transnistria, which prevents membership regardless of will, afaik.

I know there's some UN-backed NATO peace-keeping operation or something of the sort in Kosovo re Serbia conflict. I don't know anything about Bosnia- apparently it's in negotiations to become a member.

AFAIK Cyprus is heavily Russian populated or associated.