north atlantic treaty organization

Main

NATO formed with US, Canada, and 10 other European Coutries

1949

Dwight Eisenhower appointed to leader of NATO

1950

Greece and Turkey joined NATO

1952

West Germany joins NATO

1955

France withdraws from NATO

1966

Spain joins NATO

1982

Czech Republic, Hungary, and Poland join NATO

1999

NATO's first major mission outside of Europe

2003

7 more countries join NATO

2004

Albania and Croatia join NATO

2009

Global Events

Soviet Union and 8 Eastern European countries formed the Warsaw pact

1955

Vietnam War

1963

Warsaw Pact is dissolved

1991

Soviet Union Collapsed

1991

9/11

2001