What is NATO ? Everything you need to know

NATO is a strong Organization which was formed to protect and help each member, post-cold war era. now NATO is again in the news as Trump suggest's that  Montenegro shouldn't be a part of NATO as well as his demands for allies to target their spending at 2 percent of their gross domestic product for military purposes.
What is NATO?
•NATO stands for (The North Atlantic Treaty Organization || French: Organisation du Traité de l'Atlantique Nord; OTAN), aka North Atlantic Alliance.
• It comprised of 29 North American and European countries.
•Collectively they form an intergovernmental military alliance
• Based on the North Atlantic Treaty aka Washington Treaty. , signed on 4 April 1949
•Signed at Washington DC between the US and 11 other nations.

Why was NATO formed?
"NATO takes an active role in a broad range of crisis-management operations and missions, including civil emergency operations."  -NATO Mission
Due to deteriorating relations between USA &Soviet Union, over the postwar status of Germany.
•Americans needed German recovery and eventual rearmament whereas Soviets opposing such actions.
•Relations were devastated by January 1949, then President Harry S. Truman called for a defensive alliance of nations in the North Atlantic and formulated. NATO.

Importance of Article 5?
Article 5 provides that if a NATO Ally is the victim of an armed attack, each and every other member of the Alliance will consider this act of violence as an armed attack against all members and will take the actions it deems necessary to assist the Ally attacked.

Structure of  NATO!
NATO has a vast and complex structure - Read Here
src - nato.int
A world map with countries in blue, cyan, orange, yellow, purple, and green, based on their NATO affiliation.



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