The so-called NATO, known as the North Atlantic Treaty Organization was signed in April 1949, with 28 countries from around the world. Two of the countries in the organization are located in the Americas and the other twenty-six are located in the European Continent. The organization, which had 12 members at the time of its establishment, reached a total of 28 members as of 2009.
NATO, also known as the International Military Alliance, was established to jointly defend against attacks from countries outside the organization. NATO's headquarters are located in Brussels, the capital of Belgium. Military spending of NATO member countries accounts for 70 percent of all military spending in the world.
The most important feature of NATO, which was established with the North Atlantic Treaty signed by 12 countries on 4 April 1949, is that the attack on any member state, which is also mentioned in the treaty texts, is accepted as all member states. NATO was created by bringing together countries with common benefits to ensure the peace and security of states that recognize the rule of law and freedoms, as well as to provide military, social and cultural support to each other.
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