NATO has grown since the fall of the USSR significantly When NATO was formed

Nato has grown since the fall of the ussr

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NATO has grown since the fall of the USSR significantlyWhen NATO was formed, the Soviets got all bent out of shape about it so theyformed their own defensive pact (Warsaw Pact)oThey created their own group to protect themselves from the real threat which was the USoIn 1955 – USSR and 8 of their Allies formed military Alliance to counter threat of NATO East Germany, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Soviet Union, Hungary, Romania, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria, AlbaniaoTreaty of Friendship, Cooperation, and Military AssistanceoSome of these places in the Warsaw Pact weren’t entirely happy about being here Puppet states – Poland, Czech, Hungary had many anti-communist uprisings oThis all crashed to an end in 1991 when they dissolved and Communism failed
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It became 15 new sovereign states (1 being Russia)All of USSR puppet states were kind of free since the first time since WW2Most of these puppet states wanted into NATO, especiallyPoland, Czech, and Hungary were first countries accepted into NATOThey wanted in so quickly because everything was uncertain and Russia could have quickly rose up to reassume control over Eastern Europe oMost other Eastern European countries went into NATO and become westernized By joining NATO, eastern block countries assured their sovereignty Since 1991, there has been a significant and solid movement of NATO easternoEastward expansion that has gone on for two decadesoRussia’s response toward this expansion was tension, hatred, anger, and insecurityRussia’s tension are based on:oNATO expansionismoMissile Defense ShieldExpansionism itselfoEastern European countries were incorporated at a furious rate while Russia was weak oThey wanted to know why they were still growing and getting closer to
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