Finland and Sweden in NATO – level 2

20-05-2022 07:00

When Russia attacked Ukraine in February, some European countries considered joining NATO.

The Finnish president said that Finland would apply, and Sweden’s officials said that the country needed to make policy changes to join. Sweden will be the only Nordic country that isn’t a member of NATO if it doesn’t join. Norway, Denmark, and Iceland have been members of NATO since its start.

The process to become a member of NATO can take one year because all NATO countries must agree. Some countries already said that they would work faster.

Finland and Sweden asked NATO for protection while they wait to become members. Turkey and Russia said that they didn’t agree.

Difficult words: policy (the ideas and plans of a government or business), Nordic (relating to Northern Europe), protection (a service to keep something safe).

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