NATO je tak slavne ze este aj rusi sa chceli pripojit , nevyslo im to :
The USSR wanted to join NATO back in 1954, or at least it pretended that it did
By 1949, when NATO formed, the Cold War threatened to escalate into World War III. The immediate impetus for the North Atlantic Treaty was the communist coup in Czechoslovakia and the Soviet blockade of West Berlin, when Moscow unsuccessfully tried to pressure American, British, and French troops into abandoning their part of the city. NATO was founded amid these tensions with the Communist East.
In March 1954, Moscow made an unexpected proposition: invite the USSR to join NATO. This followed a complex diplomatic game surrounding the future of Germany. After the war, the Allies split the country into the pro-Soviet German Democratic Republic in the east and the capitalist Federal Republic of Germany in the west. Officially, Moscow advocated Germany’s reunification as a neutral and demilitarized state.