Countries Who Should Leave the NATO

This is a list of countries who will hopefully leave the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) immediately, these countries have stronger ties with the Islamic world and East-Asia than the USA, Britain or France has.
It would be only good for their economy, independence and especially for their reputation.
The Top Ten
1 Turkey Turkey, officially the Republic of Turkey, is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is bordered by eight countries with Greece and Bulgaria to the northwest; Georgia to the northeast; Armenia, more.

Turkeys hate for the west will be in my opinion the trigger to a serious confrontation, it scares me to think that NATO and the U.K have such close ties with a country that openly supports terrorist groups and bombs those triying to stop its spreading... They are not our allies, for the contrary. Their policies put the whole of the world at risk, the media blind us into thinking that Russia are the terrible contra part in this ordeal, these games with Russia will end up quite badly, as soon as Turks step foot in Syrian sovereign territory, the Russians have all the right to defend the territory, just as the Turks "defended theirs". But as always communism will be seen as the worlds evil if such happens.

Yes, I am Turkish. And I don't see any benefit coming from NATO to Turkey. Instead US and larger European countries benefit from Turkey. Turkey's strategic location makes them want to keep Turkey in. I wish we could get out of NATO. But I know they won't let us go (at least for now). We can protect our country against any enemy in any state. We don't need you. By the way, kurds are not innocent (at least most of them). They are villagers and farmers during day time, and terrorists at night time. You keep talking. You know nothing about the conditions in Turkey. Come and spend a long time in Turkey, especially in Eastern and southeastern parts, and lets see what you will say then. You are ill-informed by the popular media in your country who can impose their opinions on you by letting you see what they want you to see only. Nothing here is like what you see on your TVs. Maybe you can wake up one day, but I really don't think so.

Weren't they just attacking our allies in Syria? But anyway, due to Turkey's position on the map, we should maybe keep them for a while.

Seems people here who post can't speak proper English, I am gonna assume most of you are Turkish, and even though it hurts me to generalize, it is too likely to be true. Yes, Turkey has the 2nd largest military, but their military budget isn't up to par with half the countries in NATO. As some people do not know, from what I gather, NATO is a defensive alliance. Any aggressive operation basically makes Turkey ineligible from dismissal of protection, such as the shooting down of Russian planes. So if Russia declares war on Turkey that has a stick up it's ass and thinks it's safe, know that NATO isn't obligated to defend Turkey from the 2nd most powerful army on earth. Besides that, if a campaign of aggressive land grab happens after ISIS, NATO members will probably rearm the Kurds to keep the balance, since they are a terrorist organization (as if Turkey didn't purge them and started it) that's local. You guys just vote for Erdogan and become Islamist, and go the route of becoming a ...more

2 Germany Germany was formally united in 1871 under the initiative of Bismarck with King Wilhelm of Prussia as emperor. The previous 'Holy Roman Empire', basically a continuation of the empire of Charlemagne/Karl der Grosse was dissolved in 1806. more.

1. Germany is Iran's biggest trading partner
2. Germany didn't take part in the Libya War (=slaughtering innocent civillians and bombing villages)
3. Most Germans tend to oppose the NATO
4. Germany has better relations to the Arabic world than GB, F and USA
5. North Korea sank an American ship with a German torpedo.
6. Most Germans oppose the United States' politcy
By the way: They also should leave the EU to become more independent.

Germany was torn apart by the allied bastards. Germany would rather side with Russia and get the hell out of NATO, the countries who blamed them for a war they never started and never held the other guilty parties responsible.

"If Germany goes it will give strength to other nations to leave the USA's tyrannical sphere of influence. The USA is like a wife abuser, what is needed is for one of its stronger victims to stand up and say enough is enough and encourage others"

Don't think there's a realistic chance to leave, there's no real independency to USA, still today. Unfortunately they are political and military weak although they are economically big in Europe.

3 Italy Italy, in italian Repubblica Italiana, is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe. more.

Yes Italy should definitely leave Nato because it has become a unilaterally-controlled alliance driven by its major player's interest. United States are a literally hijacked country by a bunch of slimy disconnected sociopaths who do not represent their fabulous people, they just lick each other's asses while playing golf together, whose only goal is destabilizing the world to control it. It's not the Home of the Brave anymore and has become a dangerous ally that could drag all of us to hell. It's up to US people take back control of their great Country.

Italy has a strong export and economical ties with Russia and China, a relationship that could be improved after a more transparent neutrality policy and a more independent administration of foreign affairs and wars.

Of course yes, Italy is the scum of Europe, a strong Europe is needed for fighting along with US.

Why Italy? Because I am Italian and the USA only wants to use us as a puppet state!

4 Romania Romania is a sovereign state located in Southeastern Europe It borders the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Hungary, Serbia, and Moldova. It has an area of 238,391 square kilometres and a temperate-continental climate. With over 19 million inhabitants, the country is the seventh-most-populous member state more.

I agree, NATO was the bigest mistake my country made since the fall of the Soviet Union. In the Cold War no soviet soldier set foot in Romania and they offered us the tech to build tanks, planes and warships at insignificant prices. We were a significant weapons exporter country. We were actually a regional power with a 300000+ army capable of mobilaizing 1000000 trained soldiers due to conscription, hundreds of fighters, a strong navy in the BlackSea. NATO has given us 2 rust buckets called Frigates from the british boneyard which cost us a ton of money to equip for a minimum standard of warfare. 12 used F16s from the portugese plane cemetery at the same price as 12 new Gripens with a very good offset and transfer of tehnology. A lot of battle torn humvees from iraq and afghanistan that were more expensive to take back home than to buy new ones. Now we have american soldiers, jets and other foreign military equipment stationed here including missile bases to intercept russian nukes. ...more

After being robbed by USA and our western"allies" we don't need to also die in wars defending their filthy business interests. Romania needs to be neutral.

Romania is a very weak country. Their politicians are puppets on a string. It will remain in Nato.

Because most people commenting here about romania can't even point it on the map...

5 Bulgaria Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, was established in 681 ad. and since then it never changed it's name, which makes it one of the oldest countries in Europe. Located in the Balkan Peninsula between Greece, Turkey, Romania, Serbia, Macedonia and Black Sea. The Capital of Bulgaria is Sofia, more.

We are Bulgarians, that means we are southern slavic orthodox Christians. Currently this military alliance called NATO is targeting our slavic orthodox Christian brothers in Russia and Ukraine, this is unacceptable and offensive. The bonds between Bulgaria, Russia and Ukraine span more than 10 centuries. Ever since we joined NATO and the EU our economy has become stagnant only recently surpassing 1985 purchasing power, in order to join NATO we had to demilitarize and get rid of our deterrents, in order to join the EU we had to dismantle our industrial base. Needless to say, this was a huge mistake that lowered our standard of living for decades. This alliance is archaic anyway, conventional warfare is a relic, nowadays war is being waged in the financial and cyber theaters. Gone are the days when millions of men and tanks clash face to face. Instead we have financiers speculating on prices and causing markets to crash, massive DDoS's bringing down government services, black-ops taking ...more

Honestly we should just let Russia annex Bulgaria. It's a win win for everyone. We spend way to much money defending them through NATO and they don't want to be in the organization to begin with, they like Russia better. This is the same situation with most Eastern European countries.

"Bulgaria has strong ethnic and linguistic ties with Russia. Russo-Bulgarian relationship has historically been very strong. The majority of Bulgarians feel their country should be allined with the Russian sphere of influence. Bulgarians feel dissatisfied with EU and NATO politics towards Russia and towards their own country. Treating us like second class citizens is not "European"."

Bulgaria should leave Nato immediately. This country has always been a friend of Russia. Russia liberated Bulgaria from the Ottoman Empire once. The language is Slavian, the church is Slavian. The Bulgarian people are nice people. The politicians are corrupt and only follow the money.

6 Spain Spain, officially the Kingdom of Spain, is a sovereign state largely located on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, with archipelagos in the Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea, and several small territories on and near the north African coast.

Spain should leave NATO it has never been under threat geographically, with the Soviet Union stayed vastly neutral, despite being a member. It was not to their interest. Now that Spain has regained its strength it should create its own military alliance with Latin America with the "Organization of Iberia-American States. To keep Anglo imperialism out of its cultural zone. Creating its own economical, military and cultural alliance would be in the best interest of Spain if it wants to be an influential nation, rather than puppet.

I'm spanish and understand than POTUS have better relations with Russians than europeans. We should leave NATO to USA, Israel and Arabia Saudi, the best friends of americans.

Spain will remain in Nato. Spain is a weak player. It can't think by themselves anymore.

Spain is just a third world crap of no importance.

7 Croatia Croatia, officially the Republic of Croatia (independence since 1991), is a sovereign state at the crossroads of Central Europe, Southeast Europe, and the Mediterranean. Its capital city is Zagreb. It is a member of the European Union. During the Cold War it was part of Yugoslavia. It is a cultural more.

Croatia should increase cooperation with Slavic countries, especially Russian Federation, as NATO has changed from a defensive alliance to an offensive alliance.

Croatia's progress is decreasing since we are a part of nato and eu. No wonder why all the young people are leaving this country.

The only country with worse relations to Croatia, next to the USA, is Serbia.

8 Czech Republic Czechia, officially the Czech Republic, is a nation state in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.

This country should also leave Nato. Their politicians ware doing quite well at the moment, however they still don't have enough power to say NO.

They have better relations to Russia than to the USA.

9 United States The United States of America, or the U.S.A. for short, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, 48 of them are contiguous states. There are two other states, Alaska and Hawaii, which are north and south of the contiguous states, respectively. The United States declared its independence from the more.

Everyone hates the United States because they know it is the best country in the world with the most influence and the most power. The hate that comes from foreigners is pretty pathetic considering the U.S. saved the world from fascism and imperialism many times in the past and continues to defend innocent people from the growing threat of terrorism. Unlike many weak European countries, the United States has the courage to stand up for itself and that is why no one wants to attack us. America is what is protecting the world from terrorism and destruction, so hating the country that protects all others is a pretty stupid thing to do.

The US must focus on defending its own citizens from any potential threats, rather than defending other countries from non existent ones. Taxes are wasted on having military presence overseas, taxes which could be used for education, infrastructure, etc. Besides, if the US were attacked, I highly doubt other NATO members would care, although I'm sure plenty of people would want the US to "defend" them if they were attacked. Many Europeans seem to be sick of US military presence in their countries, so why should we keep troops there? It's completely contrary to self determination, if they don't want us there, we should leave, as it is their right to choose what they want.

... Do I even need to explain my opinion? The foreign policy of the YOU.S. has gone rogue and is totally impulsive and stupid. I am a big believer of "Peace Through Strength." But American foreign policy has been "Expansionism through being the world bully." I realize people are going to call me a liberal or call me unpatriotic. I ask those people to please look at this situation with an open mind. I am a very patriotic person and very proud to be an American. However it's foreign policy is nothing to be proud of. Just look at history. We have been carrying the rest of the world on our backs ever since WW1 and in some ways before then. We waste all this money overseas and then don't have enough money to fund things back here. I suppose our government would rather fund overseas wars and genocide than help people here at home. For example, While we are over here debating healthcare, Iraq and Afghanistan both have FREE universal healthcare funded by yours truly, the government of the ...more

The US is like a man with small-penis syndrome. The most corrupt political system in the WORLD. Only in America you can have a bunch of corporations literally controlling the government, every war, every intervention was not for "democracy" or "liberty" but for pure economic gain and PROFIT.
I feel sorry for the American people and I feel bad for thousands of brave American men who have lost their lives so some ultra-wealthy person can become a little bit wealthier.

10 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known since ancient times as Hellas is a country located in southeastern Europe.

Greece joins Nato through political pressure and sold out politicians... Greek people is totally Against Nato and USA... So basically Greece is forced to join Nato. Right now Greece stays in Nato due to pressure USA apply via Turkey... There was an attempt by certain Politician to come to agreement with Russia... and we all now how it is finished... CIA makes him to leave the party and political scene for ever with terror tactics. One day we hope a politician will sacrifice his life for the good of this country..

Greece's Allies are NOT NATO. We where the first country forced on to this globalized plane since the original countries. NATO was the first phase of wiping out the Greek race and the most effective one.

Greece's ally is Russia. NOT the MONGOLS called turks or USA

Spend huge amount of money just to help imperialism of nato
Nato crates the wars arround globe. Why a poor country to spend resources to help them ill other nations? Yugoslavia? Libya? Syria? Iraq?

Best trained pilot many dogfights daily with the Turkish air force many times fist in the Nato exhibitions...

The Contenders
11 United Kingdom The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly shortened to United Kingdom, UK or Britain is a Sovereign State located of the Northwestern coast of Europe. It is a Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy currently lead by Monarch Queen Elizabeth II and its current prime minister is more.

Britain should pull out of this broken organization. NATO should be ashamed of showing support for the downing of a Russian bomber by Turkey. I certainly would not want Britan to Play any part in ganging up against the only country who is constructively removing a common foe in ISIS. I'm afraid it is Russia who holds the moral high ground and we should drop any allegiance any country who behaves in such a way that Turkey has. Politicians are playing a game of RISK with their counties and poorly informed public. With recent events, people are being overloaded with in bad news. Now the people need to research what is really going on with World and who is really causing everything to go wrong. The real news and information is in plain sight on the net, just Google it.

Britain should leave this broken organisation. NATO should be ashamed of showing support for the downing of a Russian bomber by Turkey. I certainly would not want Britan to Play any part in ganging up against the only country who is constructively removing a common foe in ISIS. I'm afraid it is Russia who holds the moral high ground and we should drop any allegiance any country who behaves in such a way that Turkey has. Politicians are playing a game of RISK with their counties and poorly informed public. With recent events, people are being overloaded with in bad news. Now the people need to research what is really going on with the World and who is really causing everything to go wrong. The information is in plain sight on the net, just Google it.

NATO, or the USA run gang, has no purpose any longer. The USA have no clue of what the dangers are to Europe, just as they had no clue with Vietnam, Iraq, Libya, Palestine and the list goes on.
The only reason for NATO is for the USA to have bases from which to operate and in the process 'drag' in all other members. The USA called Ghadaffi a terrorist financier when they gave 3 million to the IRA, yet the USA had been openly funding the IRA for decades. Indeed, just listening to some of the Kennedy speaches just showed how ignorant he and the USA are in fact over international affairs.
We all have our defences. Russia is part of Europe and we should build links with them and their fight against the terror of the Islamists, who are funded and supported by Saudi Arabia, and Ally and major trading partner. Just read and open eyes. The USA does not care about its own people, sacrificing them in idiotic games to show their military power. Try building links to ...more

After Brexit it would be offensive if we stay in another bureaucratic threat to British sovereignty. Since the EU was a threat to our own economic independence then surely the loss of control over our armed forces should be as just as much a threat. We gained independence from Franco-German dominated EU not so we can become a US dependency. I am not anti-American or anti-European just pro-British. Time for another exit from international threats to our sovereignty

12 Canada Canada is a country in North America that is next to the United States, and it's the 2nd largest country in the world by area (size is 9.985 million km²). This country has 10 provinces, and 3 territories. Canada became a dominion on July 1, 1867. Its 10 provinces are: Ontario, British Columbia, Quebec, more.

Canada pays a disproportionately high amount for being in NATO. Domestic terrorist threats are raised due to association with other nato members (usa especially). Canada faces little threat from abroad and thus is paying for intervention without benefit. A non-nato Canada could resume their previous role as mediators and peacekeepers which is more beneficial to the international community than Canada's role in nato.

We need to create sane, intelligent, circumspect relations with Russia, China, and the rest of the world. NATO is the posse for Washingtons bullying and warmongering. This ugly coalition needs to be broken up for the sake of world peace. Since WW2 the US, often backed by NATO has killed over 3 million people. Time for some sanity. NATO has proven time and again, that they do not respect the sovereignty of other nations. As a Canadian, we are shamed for belonging to this band of thugs.

Times are changing, and the US economy is going down like a sinking ship. I don't believe in backing an eventual looser, especially when it was that looser arrogantly went around the world bullying everyone; why should Canada be dragged into the troubles the US started? Canada doesn't want wars, it's enough we have to do battle every year with a force of nature called winter.

Canada should leave NATO. We always end up taking part in ruining other countries. Logically the United States of America is equally a threat to Canada as is Russia. If the Americans elect a demagogue who want to annex Canadian territory being part of NATO wouldn't prevent that.

13 Hungary Hungary is a sovereign state in Europe. It is situated in the Carpathian Basin and is bordered by Slovakia to the north, Romania to the east, Serbia to the south, Croatia to the southwest, Slovenia to the west, Austria to the northwest, and Ukraine to the northeast.

I agree with that comment that telling Hungary is a dictatorship since the Orban government. Since 2010 :(
I really hope there won't be any economic crisis in Hungary despite the coronavirus property prices are IRREALISTIC and VERY EXPENSIVE even air bnb.

14 Iran Iran, also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a sovereign state in Western Asia. The capital city is Teheran and the major city is also Tehran. The country's official language is Persian. more.

Well first of all... Even if we wanted Iran in NATO they would not be able to join. It's called the "North Atlantic Treaty Organization" for a reason. Iran is in the Middle East and nowhere near the Eurozone, North America, or even the Atlantic Ocean. Now let me tell you why this wouldn't work anyways. Iran is an Islamic republic that has a rough past with the West and rough relations in general. Russia has better relations with Iran than the West does... Just look at those S-300 missiles they are selling to them... And how they're propping up iran's ally Assad up in Syria. It's called geopolitical chess... Do your research. Also even if Iran were our ally it wouldn't help us at all. It wouldn't block out the Caspian Sea... That's unrealistic for a lot of reasons and it's pretty self explanatory. I agree it would be good to have better relations with Iran but I don't believe there is a safe, humane, or correct way to do this at the time (& yes the Iran Nuclear Deal was and is a ...more

Iran is having difficulties keeping its self save let alone other countries safe.

I strongly support NATO and I hate people saying that ''Russia is better'' or ''Nato sucks'', But having Iran in NATO would just be weird.

Iran is islamic

15 Poland Poland, officially the Republic of Poland, is a country in Central Europe, bordered by Germany to the west; the Czech Republic and Slovakia to the south; Ukraine and Belarus to the east; and the Baltic Sea, Kaliningrad Oblast (a Russian exclave) and Lithuania to the north. With a population of approximately more.

I disagree, Poland is the strongest NATO's country at the moment, and it shields the rest of the NATO in case of invasion from Russia. Russia's door are closed to Europe so far there is a NATO member like Poland. The last few years Poland was building up it's army while ignorant Baltic country's like Denmark with almost no defense won't spend a penny on defenses claiming that it is NATO's duty to protect them.

Poland and the Baltics are most vocal of war with Russia, whereas Russia rejects such claims. Blindly they follow the US rhetoric of "Russian Agression", making statements that even Reagan would have found ridiculous. They are not beneficial to NATO, in fact, they are one of its biggest threats.

True. There is no Poland after WWII, first in hands of Soviets, then Americans and Eastern countries, now in hands of Germany and EU. No autonomy, puppet country.

They are only used by the USA to spy out Russia and Belarus.

16 Lithuania Lithuania, officially the Republic of Lithuania, is a country in Northern Europe.It is one of the Baltic states and lies on the eastern shore of the Baltic Sea to the southeast of Sweden and the east of Denmark, with Latvia to the north, Belarus to the east and south, Poland to the south, and Kaliningrad more.
17 Bangladesh Bangladesh, on the northern coast of the Bay of Bengal, is surrounded by India, with a small common border with Myanmar in the southeast. The country is low-lying riverine land traversed by the many branches and tributaries of the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers.
18 Russia Russia, known as the "Russian Federation", was formed on Dec 25, 1991. It is located mainly in Asia. The capital and largest city is Moscow, followed by Saint Petersburg in terms of population. The country primarily speaks Russian, a Slavic language.

Russia is NOT in NATO. Do some research. Now let me take you back in time to the 1980's when you weren't alive yet. The Berlin Wall was a symbol seperating the East from the west, communism from capitalism, oppression from democracy. Once a great man named Ronald Reagan put an end to that and the wall was tore down. Eventually the Soviet Union fell in the early 1990's. Eastern European countries once Soviet members were then free. (Ex:Ukraine,Poland,Romania,Bulgaria,etc.) Many of those countries trying to escape their past ran to NATO for protection. Russia was mainly what they were afraid of. Russia never joined NATO but today they do work together on terrorism prevention cooperation even its not highly heard of. NATO and Russia however have been rivals in the past and I believe it will be this way in the future unless something major changes.

The Russian Federation has no right being in NATO. NATO was created to stop Russians! Why are they in it?

19 Montenegro

Every glorious Montenegrin with the love of his fearless ancestors and proud legacy knows where Montenegro belongs and where it does NOT. Guess which category NATO is.
Hang in there brothers. The vassals and collaborators will fall.

Without Russian support in the 19th century, Montenegro wouldn't have existed as an independent state.

20 Portugal Portugal (est.1152), officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost country of mainland Europe, bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes more.

It should leave NATO with Spain and form a military alliance with Latin America. Maybe by reforming the "Organization of Iberia-American States", thus creating a cultural alliance and protecting its sphere of influence from further Anglo Imperialism. NATO only serves the interest of North American and Northern Europe.

Portugal has good relations with the USA and with powerful countries like France and England so it will not leave!

We don't get anything from being in NATO. Who would attack us? We'd make a better alliance with the CPLC.

Same as Spain, they have better relations with Lationamerica especially Brazil.

21 Albania Albania is a southeastern European country that is slightly larger than Maryland and near Montenegro, Kosovo, Republic of Macedonia, and Greece. The capital is a city called Tirana. Some other major cities in Albania are Durrës, Elbasan, Vlorë, and Shkodër. Albania gained its independence in 1912. more.

Albania should leave NATO because it is are too weak to attack a country like Serbia or Greece. Now even USA doesn't care about them because Trump supports Serbia. When Albania leaves NATO, it will be completly destroyed by its neighbours, and I can not wait to see that.

Trump supports serbia? Wow... Trump supports Kosovo and that triggers a automatic red flag for serbia

22 Netherlands

I don't see why our soldiers should die for American interests? Either we should work with our European partners or we should re-assume the position we held prior to 1940: friendship with all, alliance with none (armed neutrality).

The Netherlands should leave, since the NATO is NOT to be trusted with the USA at the head. Netherlands need to wake up.

23 Iceland Iceland, also called the Republic of Iceland, is a Nordic island country between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean.

There's no reason for Iceland to be in NATO. They love NATO's enemies, don't have an army, and is too peaceful to be in NATO. If anything, they should've joined SCO, or SCTO, or whatever it's called.

Why does Iceland need to be in NATO? They don't have an army, the people are against NATO membership, and it just gives the United States an excuse to militarise the country (They are trying to reopen Keflavík air base) and drag it into unneccesary conflict.

24 Slovakia

Doesn't need it

25 Somalia

Somalia should leave

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