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Finland Joins NATO by 2024

Ukraine Conflict

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NATO is an is an intergovernmental military alliance among 28 European countries and 2 North American countries. Established in the aftermath of World War II.

NATO constitutes a system of collective security, whereby its independent member states agree to mutual defense in response to an attack by any external party.

Finland maintained neutrality during the Cold War. But has since moved towards cooperation with NATO. For example by joining the NATO Response Force.

France 24 reports

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has upended the status quo in traditionally non-aligned Finland and Sweden, ushering in an "historic" surge in support for NATO, "exceptional" arms exports and defiance to Moscow's demands.

Stockholm and Helsinki have ruled out applying to join the NATO military alliance for the time being but the two countries have never been so close to taking the plunge, analysts say.

"Anything is possible at the moment and the signal from NATO countries is that a membership application can be processed in a very short time-span," said Zebulon Carlander, defence analyst with the Society and Defence organisation in Sweden.

Will Finland join NATO before 2024?

This question will resolve positively if an official statement by NATO, issued before the 1st of January 2024, declares that Finland has joined the organization and its membership has been ratified by member states.

[March 13, 2022: question edited, see changes in the fine print]

*Edit March 13 2022:

Changed "This question will resolve positively if an official statement by NATO, issued before the 1st of January 2024, declares that Finland has joined the organization" to read "This question will resolve positively if an official statement by NATO, issued before the 1st of January 2024, declares that Finland has joined the organization and its membership has been ratified by member states."*

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