On This Day…

4th April  1949 – NATO

On this day in 1949 the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation  (NATO) agreement was signed in Washington DC.  Originally consisting of 12 member states it has grown over the years to 30 with North Macedonia being the latest addition in March 2020.

The original 12 member states were Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States. Today they are joined by Albania, Bulgaria,, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia,, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey,.