Finland and Sweden Announce Plans to Join NATO
Ask Students: Who are the leaders of Finland and Sweden? What might the effects on NATO be with the alliance of Finland and Sweden?
President Biden talking to Finnish President Sauli Niinistö and Swedish Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has prompted a major shift in public opinion in Finland and Sweden, with support for joining NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) recently surging in both countries. Sweden and Finland have resisted joining NATO for decades in an attempt to stay neutral with their neighboring nation Russia. Meanwhile, Russian President Vladimir Putin said the expansion of NATO infrastructure would trigger a response.
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