What is the full form of NATO
Full Form of NATO: North Atlantic Treaty Organization
The abbreviation NATO stands for North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
NATO is a military and political alliance of about 28 countries.
The NATO was mainly formed to provide safety and security of the member countries.
NATO was established on 4 April 1949. Currently, it is headquartered in Brussels, Belgium. It is mainly formed for the collective defence. According to NATO, an attack on any of its member countries will be considered an attack on all allies.
NATO is formed mainly to secure and protect the freedom to its 28 countries members. With changing the face of war, NATO has decided to also protect the member countries from the cyber attacks, terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction.
NATO Brief History
- NATO was established on 4 April 1949, just after World War II. When the United States along with several other European countries signed the North Atlantic Treaty to strengthen against enemies.
- On 4 April 1949, it was started with only 12 member countries; Belgium, France, Iceland, Canada, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States.
- In 1952, Turkey and Greece joined the organization.
- In 1955, West Germany joined the Organization.
- In 1982, Spain joined the Organization.
- In 1997, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland were invited to join the organization.
- In 2004, it was also joined by seven countries; Bulgaria, Lithuania, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Slovakia and Slovenia.
- In 2009, Albania and Croatia became its members.