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On March 7, 2024, Sweden officially joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) after Hungary’s parliament cleared the last hurdle to Sweden’s membership. Sweden and Finland began pursuing NATO membership following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in 2022. Finland joined NATO in April 2023. Sweden’s accession, however, was met with significant opposition from Hungary and Turkey based on geopolitical concerns. NATO is an alliance of over 30 countries committed to working together to guarantee the freedom and security of its members through various political and military means. The admission of Finland and Sweden into NATO is monumental because it represents the most significant expansion of the alliance since the addition of eastern European countries after the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.

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