North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
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- Ukraine’s president has called on NATO and key member states to hasten his country’s membership of NATO in response to a growing buildup of Russian forces on his country’s borders.
- The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), also called the North Atlantic Alliance, is an intergovernmental military alliance between 30 North American and European countries.
- It was established by the North Atlantic Treaty (also called the Washington Treaty) of April 4, 1949.
- NATO's mission is to protect the freedom of its members. Its targets include weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and cyber-attacks.
- NATO's protection does not extend to members' civil wars or internal coups.
- The most recent member state to be added to NATO was North Macedonia on 27 March 2020.
- NATO currently recognizes Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, and Ukraine as aspiring members.
- The combined military spending of all NATO members constitutes over 70% of the global nominal total.
Which of the following countries is not a member of North Atlantic Treaty organization?
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