NATO

NATO was an organization of countries that has come together also called the North Atlantic alliance it was an intergovernmental military alliance that was based on the north atlantic treaty that was made in April 4 in 1949. NATO is an alliance with 28 independent countries the NATO headquarters are in Brussels, Belgium, and the organization constitutes a system of collective whereby its member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by others countries. in the first few years NATO was not much more the just a political association, however, the Korean war galvanized the member states, and an intergrated military structure was built up under the direction of two u.s supreme commanders. the first NATO secretary general (lord Ismay. famously stated the organization's goal was to keep Russia out the Americans in and the Germans down. doubts of the relationship between the European states and the united states ebbed and flowed, along with doubts over the credibility of the NATO defense against a prospective soviet invasion-- doubts that led to the development of the independent french nuclear deterrent and the withdrawal of french from NATO's military structure from 1966.

File:North Atlantic Treaty Organization (orthographic projection).svg
File:North Atlantic Treaty Organization (orthographic projection).svg
File:NATO flag.svg
File:NATO flag.svg


the organization in the map is the one in green and thats the symbol of the NATO organization