Formationof NATOIts membershipand purpose

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  • Formation of NATO Its membership and purpose
    • Formed April 4th 1949
    •   Members were Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Great Britain, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, and the United States.
    • Cause:  Intended to protect North American and European countries from attack, primarily by the USSR.
    • The North Atlantic Treaty stated that any and all attacks made against any member of NATO would be considered an attack against them all
    • Effect: Increased the hostility between the USA and the USSR

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