Finland Becomes 31st NATO Member
Despite the threat of war by Russia, Finland yesterday becomes the 32st member of the NATO alliance force.
It will be noted that the origin of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine can be traced to the decision of the latter to join NATO, a situation that has escalated to over 12 months war between the two countries.
However, Finland remain focus on the decision to join the alliance without any intimidation from Russia.
In 1949, there were 12 founding members of the Alliance: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States.
Since then, 19 more countries have joined the Alliance: Greece and Türkiye (1952); Germany (1955); Spain (1982); Czechia, Hungary and Poland (1999); Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia (2004); Albania and Croatia (2009); Montenegro (2017); North Macedonia (2020); and Finland (2023).
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