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NATO Countries Quiz

Name the members of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
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Last updated: July 24, 2019
First submittedFebruary 20, 2012
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Joined
Country
2009
Albania
1949
Belgium
2004
Bulgaria
1949
Canada
2009
Croatia
1999
Czech Republic
1949
Denmark
2004
Estonia
1949
France
1955
Germany
Joined
Country
1952
Greece
1999
Hungary
1949
Iceland
1949
Italy
2004
Latvia
2004
Lithuania
1949
Luxembourg
2017
Montenegro
1949
Netherlands
1949
Norway
Joined
Country
1999
Poland
1949
Portugal
2004
Romania
2004
Slovakia
2004
Slovenia
1982
Spain
1952
Turkey
1949
United Kingdom
1949
United States
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level 33
Feb 20, 2012
It's still in the NATO
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level 53
Aug 1, 2018
it's NATO not "the" NATO
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level 45
Sep 26, 2018
Although actually "the NATO" would make sense. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
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level 58
Nov 29, 2019
What's still in the NATO?
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level 77
Nov 29, 2019
It
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level 58
Nov 30, 2019
Which country specifically is someone? referring to?
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level 77
Nov 30, 2019
I don't know. There may have been an older comment that got purged. But for now I'm going to assume there is a carnivorous clown somewhere in the sewers of NATO. Better safe than sorry.
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level 53
Feb 20, 2012
damn just missed one, never mind must try harder!
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level 44
Feb 20, 2012
Just missed Bulgaria and Romania
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level 22
Feb 20, 2012
21/28...a lot of the ones I missed I thought about but then second guessed myself
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level 44
Feb 21, 2012
100% but then I've worked for NATO.....Lancershaft - Don't beat yourself up; Albania just joined in 2009.
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level 44
Feb 21, 2012
Quizmaster - thanks for making this quiz so quickly after I suggested it.
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level 60
Feb 21, 2012
omg, i got them all.
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level 29
Feb 22, 2012
24/28 I'm happy with that
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level 21
Apr 12, 2012
I'm happy with 25/28
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level 37
Jul 4, 2012
If this is the case, then NATO should be renamed "North Atlantic and most of the Mediterranean minus Ireland Treaty Organisation"
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level 38
Oct 21, 2016
That is a ridiculous suggestion. For one thing, Ireland is neither in North America nor the Mediterranean, so what's your point, exactly?
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level 72
Nov 16, 2016
North Atlantic. Not North America
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level 32
Dec 1, 2019
The Mediterranean is technically part of the North-Atlantic
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level 58
Dec 7, 2012
28/28
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level 41
Dec 23, 2012
24. needed about 10 more secs.
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level 43
Sep 18, 2013
Got 25 / 28. Might have been able to get it all had there be a bit more time. Oh well...
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level 47
Oct 25, 2013
In a strange twist, the two that I missed were the smallest and largest in area... Luxembourg and, unbelievably, Canada.
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level 20
Jan 11, 2014
missed holland...
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level 47
Nov 16, 2016
You mean Netherlands or the 33K town in Michigan? (Rhetorical)
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level 66
Nov 17, 2016
He was talking about the French president...
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level 53
Aug 1, 2018
Yay! someone has heard of my hometown. you probably googled it though.
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level 61
Nov 29, 2019
My girlfriend went to college in Holland, Michigan at Hope. I have learned an awful lot about Dutch Americans in the past two years.
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level 53
Apr 23, 2014
First quiz I've got 100% in in a while, thanks :P
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level 66
Jun 27, 2014
Only missed Turkey. Never would have put that together with NATO. Fun quiz, though. I love these that make me think! :D
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level 43
Aug 9, 2014
So stupid of me to forget Canada and the United States!
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level 32
Aug 9, 2014
20 /28
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level 60
Aug 9, 2014
Damn, I missed Luxembourg.
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level 69
Aug 9, 2014
Made it easier being in alphabetical order but still missed Iceland
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level 20
Aug 9, 2014
I find countries that were not part of NATO peaceful.
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level 77
Aug 10, 2014
Well we all know Slovenians are a bloodthirsty bunch.
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level 44
Oct 15, 2019
I've met lots of Slovenians, and I wouldn't call them bloodthirsty.
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level 58
Nov 29, 2019
@TheRealMikeJones Do you not get sarcasm or are you being sarcastic yourself?
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level 80
Aug 11, 2014
Consider that the defense provided by NATO just might have something to do with the peace afforded those who are not members??
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level 77
Jun 6, 2017
but then it's harder to be so self righteous.
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level 67
Nov 16, 2016
you've never got drunk in an Irish Pub!
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level 45
Sep 26, 2018
While I do agree that NATO is not a great organisation, you can't really say that some countries in it are not peaceful. Iceland, Norway, Canada, Czechia and Denmark are in the top 10 on the Global Peace Index for 2018. That said some of the other countries in NATO (USA especially, also France, UK) are not nearly so peaceful.
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level 61
Nov 29, 2019
This requires a very simplistic reading of "peaceful." I am not exactly a huge fan of the US's interventionist policies, but countries like the US, UK, and France ultimately do more good than harm by trying to contain violence and genocide. You can be "peaceful" in the sense that you totally mind your own business and never engage with anyone...but that leaves the true despots and tyrants of the world free to slaughter innocents within their orbit. And yes, I know the US, UK, and France have killed civilians with their overseas campaigns, but on balance, I'm not sure it's fair to say that the Swiss brand of peace is better than the British brand of it. Better for the Swiss, sure, but what about people living under tyrants? The issue is very complicated.
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level 14
Aug 31, 2014
it is considered to be in europe and the middle east
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level 14
Aug 31, 2014
us and canada were both western ally members during the secongd world war and it says north atlantic and they link the atlantic so they are part of it
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level 43
Nov 20, 2014
just missed UK, damn :))
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level 32
Jul 18, 2015
Got Albania but not italy or belgium
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level 47
Nov 14, 2015
I got all, I almost forgot France, Sorry France, love you!
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level 66
Mar 31, 2019
It’s ok, they left NATO for a long time anyway.
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level 45
Jan 12, 2016
I feel a lot safer knowing Luxembourg is on our side.
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level 69
Feb 11, 2016
Until Andorra joins your ranks, though, you'll be in danger.
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level 48
Jun 6, 2017
Only San Marino can save us now...
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level 55
Jun 8, 2017
It is actually a little surprising (to me anyway) that Malta isn't on the list, especially considering how strategically important it was during WWII anyway. It also surprises me that Finland isn't on the list, considering it's historic strife against Russia. You would think that being directly on the Soviet Union's doorstep, and after the Winter War, the Finns would have been quick to jump on the NATO bandwagon!
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level 37
Jan 24, 2018
Malta has been constitutionally neutral ever since its independence
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level 55
Nov 30, 2019
We're in the endgame now.
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level 68
Jul 10, 2016
I've said it before and I'll say it again, and I'll continue to say it - Czechia needs to be accepted for Czech Republic, since as you can see from this article- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Name_of_the_Czech_Republic#Adoption_of_Czechia- Czechia (as I shall stubbornly refer to it as) AND the UN, no less, have recognised it as the official short name. Yet Jetpunk, worthy and authoritative website though I do believe it to be, continues to reject it. This is not Myanmar-Burma; there is negligible contention in the matter, with a legitimate government introducing it, and the wider international community accepting it. Yet Jetpunk continues to reject it. I do not know whether this is by conscious decision or simply not noticing the issue, but I humbly ask that you rectify it. (I accept that I could be wrong on certain points, and would appreciate being enlightened as to any opposition to my view).
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level 68
Aug 1, 2016
Thank you!!!
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level 76
Nov 16, 2016
Czechia was accepted for me. I must be special. :)
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level 74
Nov 16, 2016
Czechia is usually accepted in JetPunk
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level 59
Aug 7, 2016
Serbia not being in surprised me, then again they never seem to be in the organizations.
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level 69
Nov 16, 2016
The Serbians are very pro-Russian. I don't think we'll ever see them showing any interest in joining.
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level 74
Nov 16, 2016
Serbia was bombed by NATO in 1999. They don't have very fond memories of it.
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level 67
Nov 16, 2016
How long before Russia takes Serbia 'into the fold'?
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level 77
Jun 5, 2017
I don't have very fond memories of Serbia.
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level 46
Oct 5, 2016
Almost forgot Iceland
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level 15
Nov 16, 2016
100/100 this beats 100% of test users
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level 64
Jan 16, 2017
Montenegro is gonna be on this list soon.
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level 59
Jan 28, 2017
Didn't try the microstates, or the traditionally neutral ones (Ireland, Sweden & Switzerland). I did try Austria, Finland & Macedonia, and was surprised that none of them were NATO members. I've now read the discussion about Austria, but didn't think that Finland would have had much love for the USSR?
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level 56
May 26, 2017
I think the Finland situation was (and still is?) due to Finland's close proximity with USSR/Russia and the fact that Finland was invaded during the Second World War by the Soviet Union - I assume that they didn't want to overly antagonize the Soviets, and to maintain peaceful links with both sides.
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level 47
May 29, 2017
Montenegro joined NATO this year.
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level 50
May 29, 2017
Technically, it won't be complete til June 5, 2017. But after that, yes, this quiz will need to be updated.
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level ∞
May 30, 2017
Updated now a few days early
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level 33
Jun 5, 2017
Look at when I read your comment. What a coincidence!
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level 62
Jun 5, 2017
I don't see Montenegro on this official list http://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/nato_countries.htm
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level 61
Jun 5, 2017
Montenegro's government approved its joining of NATO on 29 April, 2017. The process of joining ended today (5 June). Your source is now out of date.
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level 59
Jun 5, 2017
Nearly didn't get Belgium because I typed Brussels, it didn't come pop, and I decided that meant they weren't in. No idea what was going through my head.
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level 50
Jun 5, 2017
The quiz should really be called "how many countries in Europe can you name".
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level 45
Sep 26, 2018
Except for the ones that are not in NATO.
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level 44
Jun 6, 2017
I can't believe I only missed Canada... I'm a little embarassed
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level 57
Jun 6, 2017
Actually Montenegro becomes a member 7 June - at least for the paperwork internal to NATO. Today is just the 6th
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level 41
Jun 12, 2017
OMG I missed Greece :(
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level 60
Aug 16, 2017
I work with all these countries armies with NATO in Germany.
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level 69
Jan 22, 2018
This quiz would have more difficult if it had not been in alphabetical order. Since the North Atlantic touches North America and Europe those are the likely choices. It is a bit confusing since there are more countries then are strictly touching the Atlantic.
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level 61
Jul 25, 2018
there are more countries THAN are strictly touching the Atlantic.
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level 34
Jan 25, 2018
Missed the Canucks!
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level 50
Mar 2, 2018
I blanked with Montenegro. I didn't know they joined in 2017.
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level 38
Mar 2, 2018
So many of these arguments would become moot if cartographers and those responsible for delineating boundaries would just do the logical thing and join Europe to Asia. After all, it is one land mass.
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level 39
Nov 30, 2019
Join Africa as well while you're at it.
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level 23
Aug 7, 2018
Interesting, finland and sweden are part of the EU but not norway, but norway is part of NATO and not sweden and finland
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level 66
Mar 31, 2019
I saved the Balkans countries for last that way I could just look at which ones were missing alphabetically before guessing them.
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level 45
Jun 21, 2019
Nearly forgot Iceland; it doesn't even have an army xD I don't get why it's in NATO, what country would want to attack it? A hungry Canada? Russia?
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level 56
Nov 29, 2019
It sits in a strategically important location in the north Atlantic: the Soviet Union would have loved to have controlled it.
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level 50
Sep 1, 2019
Really interesting to see just how many eastern bloc countries have abandoned Russia and joined NATO. The Baltics in particular, and Romania and Bulgaria, must’ve been a real kick in the balls for Russia.
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level 71
Nov 29, 2019
When the USSR placed missiles on the United States' doorstep it almost lead to World War 3. Makes sense that Russia becomes nervous if they are surrounded by NATO members and bases (especially given the fact that there were probably promises not to expand NATO eastwards in 1990). This situation shouldn't make us Westerners thump our chests; we should be cautious.
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level 77
Sep 14, 2019
Well it was nice while it lasted.
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level 38
Nov 29, 2019
Hungary why
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level 77
Nov 29, 2019
To help defend against Russian aggression and expansionism. Visit the House of Terror in Budapest.
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level 50
Nov 29, 2019
Mmm... natto.
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level 57
Nov 29, 2019
How I could forget Italy !!!