Top 10 Countries Who Should Leave 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, the Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan and Iran to the east; and Iraq and Syria to the south. The... read 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.

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.

Some territory was lost after World War 1 and a lot more after World War 2, basically started by Hitler's Nazi dictatorship. Then the Soviets kept their zone... read more

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, (Italian: Repubblica Italiana), is a unitary parliamentary republic in Europe.

Italy covers an area of 301,338 km2. With almost 62 million inhabitants, it is the 3rd most populous EU member state. Located in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City. The Capital and largest city is Rome... read 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.

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 of the European Union. Its capital and largest city, Bucharest, is the sixth-largest city in the... read more

I agree, NATO was the biggest 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 technology to build tanks, planes, and warships at insignificant prices. We were a significant weapons exporter country. We were actually a regional power with a 300,000+ army capable of mobilizing 1,000,000 trained soldiers due to conscription, hundreds of fighters, and a strong navy in the Black Sea. 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. We also received 12 used F-16s from the Portuguese plane cemetery at the same price as 12 new Gripens with a very good offset and transfer of technology. A lot of battle-torn Humvees from Iraq and Afghanistan 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. The only thing we got out of it was to become a target for Russia.

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, found long before founding of Bulgaria, it has a lot of historical places to visit. Major Cities... read 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 out dissidents etc.

6 Spain Spain, or the Kingdom of Spain, is a country in southwestern Europe with parts of territory in the Atlantic Ocean and across the Mediterranean Sea. The largest part of Spain is situated on the Iberian Peninsula; its territory also includes the Canary Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea, the autonomous cities of Ceuta and Melilla, and several minor overseas... read more

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.

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

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.

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 and scientific cradle of such names as: Nikola Tesla, Paula (nobile) Preradović - author of Austrian... read more

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

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

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.

8 Czech Republic The Czech Republic, also called Czechia is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Historically known as Bohemia, it is bordered by Austria to the south, Germany to the west, Poland to the northeast, and Slovakia to the southeast. The Czech Republic has a hilly landscape that covers an area of 78,871 square kilometers (30,452 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental and oceanic climate. The capital and largest city is Prague; other major cities and urban areas include Brno, Ostrava, Plzeň and Liberec.

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 British Empire in 1776 with the Declaration of Independence. They won their independence in 1783 with... read 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.

10 Greece Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country in Southeast Europe. It is situated on the southern tip of the Balkans, and is located at the crossroads of Europe, Asia, and Africa. Greece shares land borders with Albania to the northwest, North Macedonia and Bulgaria to the north, and Turkey to the northeast. The Aegean Sea lies to the east of the mainland, the Ionian Sea to the west, and... read more

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

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 Boris Johnson. The UK is a Unitary State consisting of Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland... read 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.

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, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, New Brunswick, and Prince... read 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.

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.
14 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 38.5 million people, Poland is the sixth most populous member state of the European Union... read 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.

15 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.
16 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 the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional... read 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!

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

17 Netherlands The Netherlands, informally Holland, is a country located in north-western Europe with overseas territories in the Caribbean. It is the largest of four constituent countries of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Netherlands consists of twelve provinces, and borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, with a North Sea coast-line to the north and west. It shares maritime borders with the United Kingdom, Germany, and Belgium in the North Sea. The country's official language is Dutch, with West Frisian as a secondary official language in the province of Friesland. Dutch Low Saxon and Limburgish are recognised regional languages, while Dutch Sign Language, Sinte Romani, and Yiddish are recognised more.

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.

18 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

19 Slovakia

Doesn't need it

20 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.

21 France France, officially the French Republic, is a sovereign state comprising territory in western Europe and several overseas regions and territories. The European part of France, called metropolitan France, extends from the Mediterranean Sea to the English Channel and the North Sea, and from the Rhine to the Atlantic Ocean. France spans 675,000 km2 (251,000 mi2) and has a total population of 67 million (data from 2017). more.

Lost more than won

22 Iceland Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and the most sparsely populated country in Europe. Iceland's capital and largest city is Reykjavík, which (along with its surrounding areas) is home to over 65% of the population. Iceland is the only part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that rises above sea level, and its central volcanic plateau is erupting almost constantly. The interior consists of a plateau characterised by sand and lava fields, mountains, and glaciers, and many glacial rivers flow to the sea through the lowlands. Iceland is warmed by the Gulf Stream and has a temperate climate, despite a high latitude just outside the Arctic Circle. Its high latitude and marine influence more.

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.

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.

23 Denmark Denmark is a Nordic country in Northern Europe. It is the most populous and politically central constituent of the Kingdom of Denmark, a constitutionally unitary state that includes the autonomous territories of the Faroe Islands and Greenland in the North Atlantic Ocean. European Denmark is the southernmost of the Scandinavian countries, lying southwest of Sweden, south of Norway, and north of Germany. more.

I just want Denmark to leave, I would rather want to focus on the EU than NATO at this point, giving how the image of NATO. and the power of the USA is affecting European countries and their opinions on foreign affairs through NATO. I think the animosity towards Russia and China has become over represented of it because of USA's government. And if leaving NATO could mean stopping my country supporting Saudi Arabia I would be a happy man, many of my friends also want to leave for the reasons from what I hear from them.
But unfortunately there doesn't seem to a way to vote out. We just have to stay even if we don't want to.

Almost no defenses, no willingness to build up strong strong army, and Danish claim it is NATO's duty to protect them. A country that won't defend it self does not belong in NATO. In case of war Denmark will again surrender without a fight.

24 Belgium Belgium, officially the Kingdom of Belgium, is a country in Northwestern Europe. The country is bordered by the Netherlands to the north, Germany to the east, Luxembourg to the southeast, France to the southwest, and the North Sea to the northwest. It covers an area of 30,689 km2 (11,849 sq mi) and more.
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