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NATO



Pronunciation: (nā'tō), [key]
n.
an organization formed in Washington\, D\.C\. \(1949\)\, comprising the 12 nations of the Atlantic Pact together with later members Greece \(1952\)\, Turkey \(1952\)\, Germany \(1955\)\, Spain \(1982\)\, the Czech Republic \(1999\)\, Hungary \(1999\)\, and Poland \(1999\)\, for the purpose of collective defense against aggression\.

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