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09/05/1955 West Germany is accepted into Nato


1955 - Germany joins NATO


West Germany Joins NATO - 1955 | Today in History | 9 May 16


Germany Enrolled Into NATO (1955)

The incorporation of West Germany into the organization was described as "a decisive turning point in the history of our continent" by Halvard Lange. A major reason for Germany's entry into the alliance was that without German manpower, it would have been impossible to field enough conventional forces to resist a Soviet invasion.
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