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NATO Countries Quiz

Much to Vladimir Putin's chagrin, there are 30 members in the NATO military alliance. How many can you name?
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Last updated: March 27, 2020
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
2020
North Macedonia
Joined
Country
1949
Norway
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 32
Feb 20, 2012
It's still in the NATO
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Level 52
Aug 1, 2018
it's NATO not "the" NATO
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Level 49
Sep 26, 2018
Although actually "the NATO" would make sense. The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation.
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Level 62
Nov 29, 2019
What's still in the NATO?
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Level 78
Nov 29, 2019
It
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Level 62
Nov 30, 2019
Which country specifically is someone? referring to?
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Level 78
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 62
Dec 9, 2019
Ahh I see.
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Level 78
Mar 28, 2020
Oh wait I figured it out. Camelback said "It's still in the NATO"

You asked "What's still in the NATO?"

I responded "It" (is still in the NATO)

Now it makes sense.
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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 62
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 37
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 33
Dec 1, 2019
The Mediterranean is technically part of the North-Atlantic
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Level 59
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 49
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 52
Aug 1, 2018
Yay! someone has heard of my hometown. you probably googled it though.
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Level 63
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 55
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 62
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 78
Aug 10, 2014
Well we all know Slovenians are a bloodthirsty bunch.
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Level 45
Oct 15, 2019
I've met lots of Slovenians, and I wouldn't call them bloodthirsty.
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Level 62
Nov 29, 2019
@TheRealMikeJones Do you not get sarcasm or are you being sarcastic yourself?
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Level 81
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 78
Jun 6, 2017
but then it's harder to be so self righteous.
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Level 68
Nov 16, 2016
you've never got drunk in an Irish Pub!
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Level 49
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 63
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 49
Feb 9, 2020
It is a complicated issue. The point that you miss, however, is that those tyrants and despots are often created, or at least enabled, by western countries, particularly the US, UK, and France. Iran is a good example of this practice of overthrowing legitimate democratically-elected governments and replacing them with authoritarian ones. Also, countries such as Saudi Arabia are ruled by tyrants who commit barbaric crimes, but western countries choose not to intervene. My overall point is that when countries such as the US, UK, and France go into another country and intervene, they are not usually trying to help the people living there. Instead they are trying to advance their own goals at the expense of anyone who gets in their way, which is certainly not what I would call peaceful. I'm not trying to suggest that all countries should keep out of other countries business, but violence can very, very rarely be excused.
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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 68
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 56
Nov 30, 2019
We're in the endgame now.
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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 70
Mar 28, 2020
Russia is not the main reason for sure.
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Level 75
Nov 16, 2016
Serbia was bombed by NATO in 1999. They don't have very fond memories of it.
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Level 68
Nov 16, 2016
How long before Russia takes Serbia 'into the fold'?
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Level 78
Jun 5, 2017
I don't have very fond memories of Serbia.
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Level 70
Mar 28, 2020
Well, the U.S. had to choose side in the former Yugoslavia conflict and Serbia was not at that side. Because we were allies in the WW II we felt like we were betreyed. After that there was a bombing party in 1999. We really do not have good feelings about NATO. No one dares to sign such a document that could make Serbia a part of the NATO. It would be a suicidal act for sure.
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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 58
Feb 27, 2020
How did you get 100/100 on a quiz with only 29 answers?
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Level 58
Feb 27, 2020
Actually, it would have been 28 answers at the time of your comment
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Level 37
Mar 28, 2020
He means he got 100% on it.
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Level 65
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 57
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 75
Mar 28, 2020
Exactly, the whole Finnish foreign policy since WW2 was "how not to piss off USSR". That's why they also joined EU quite late, along with two other neutral countries Sweden and Austria in 1995.
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Level 50
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 64
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 51
Jun 5, 2017
The quiz should really be called "how many countries in Europe can you name".
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Level 49
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 44
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 70
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 62
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 51
Mar 2, 2018
I blanked with Montenegro. I didn't know they joined in 2017.
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Level 37
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 42
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 68
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 48
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 57
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 52
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 72
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 75
Mar 28, 2020
Ukraine was suddenly 3rd nuclear power after the breakup. There were also promises given to convince it to dismantle the nuclear warheads ...
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Level 78
Sep 14, 2019
Well it was nice while it lasted.
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Level 45
Nov 29, 2019
Hungary why
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Level 78
Nov 29, 2019
To help defend against Russian aggression and expansionism. Visit the House of Terror in Budapest.
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2020
It is about communism not Russians. Communists do not belong to any nation, that is one of the main characteristics of them. Internationalism. Seems like you do not know basics of this political concept.
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Level 52
Nov 29, 2019
Mmm... natto.
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Level 58
Nov 29, 2019
How I could forget Italy !!!
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Level 52
Mar 27, 2020
North Macedonia just joined NATO, please update.
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Level ∞
Mar 27, 2020
Wow, they joined today. Johnny on the spot!
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Level 47
Apr 1, 2020
What does that mean? (Sorry, I'm not very good at interpreting jokes.)
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Level 62
Mar 28, 2020
Welcome, welcome!
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Level 34
Mar 28, 2020
Ehhhh missed Turkey and NM, which joined just literally YESTERDAY, and couldn't think really of Turkey. Nice quiz QM
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Level 64
Mar 28, 2020
Fun fact: Turkey and Greece being in NATO is the only reason there has not been a war between them recently. Of course with Erdogan that might not be the case soon.
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Level 46
Mar 28, 2020
Congrats Macedonia on joining NATO!
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Level 62
Mar 28, 2020
Congrats, welcome!
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Level 78
Mar 28, 2020
We expect a division of hoplites deployed to the Russian/Estonian border by the end of the week.
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Level 70
Mar 29, 2020
What is there to congrats about?
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Level 61
Mar 31, 2020
Kolji, you have my sympathy. I would ask you not to believe that people who live in Nato countries have no empathy. I too think it was wrong what happened in 1999. However, the nightmare of the former Yugoslavia's disintegration and in particular Srebrenica was the stimulus, the example of what happens when people stand aside peacefully and watch what the UN can manage. I don't believe that Serbians should fear NATO, I don't believe that Russians should either. It is, or certainly should be, a defensive organisation
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Level 47
Apr 1, 2020
You guys are scaring me.