Orgs #5 NATO Intro: UN – pansy ass bull shit the way to keep peace is by force and being the most powerful organization on the planet no one in their right mind would mess with Most successful defensive organization of all time o Not like UK and France or Russia and something else Biggest pact of its kind o Most firepower o Richest countries o Most jets, tanks, aircraft carriers o 3 nuclear powers Largest arsenal o Global reach Can kick ass anywhere Who would mess with that o Umm not many NATO Basic Training: What is NATO o North Atlantic Treaty organization Defense pact between states that promise to protect each other if attacked by an outside force o Article 5 of their charter Says if you are a member of NATO you promise that if any country in NATO will be interpreted as an attack on all of us and all of us will respond to repel the attack. Luxembourg is a member of NATO o Russia could not repel Russia, China, or maybe even the Plaid Avenger o If they evoke Article 5 everyone has to come help them. When did NATO Form? o Post WWII o 1949 – winners WWII but not Russia USA Canada France UK Norway Italy Iceland Portugal Why did NATO form?
o NATO was formed as an anti-USSR block o USSR was an ally in WWII but then they were seen as a threat as they expanded into eastern Europe and took over places like Poland and Bulgaria etc and liberated them then the soviets stayed and made places like Hungary puppets against the will of those states.