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ORGS #5NATO Intro●A defensive organization that have a huge offensive capacity○Used to discourage conflict●Most successful defensive organization in history: NATO●Packs used to be between single states; NATO established the pattern of multi-national defence pacts. ●Most successful in ○Most firepower○Richest countires ○Advanced military technologies ○Includes 3 declared nuclear powers. ■Most nuclear power collectively. What is NATO? ●North Atlantic Treaty Organization●A defense pact between states that promise to protect each other if attacked by an outside force.●Article 5 of the Charter: ○The spine of the organization. ○States if you are a NATO member you promise that if any single country is attack; any attack on 1 will be infringed as an attack on ALL members. ■Example: Luxembourg: ●NATO member; if any entity attacks tiny Luxembourg all they have to dois invoke article 5. When did NATO Form?●Started after WWII. ●ORIginally comprised of the good guy winners ○US ○Canada ○France○UK ○Italy ○Norway ○Portugal ○Iceland Why did NATO form?