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Sweden joins NATO

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Ella Genovese

On March 7, 2024, Sweden joined NATO, taking NATO to 32 member countries. NATO’s mission is to guarantee the freedom and security of the member countries, by political and military means.

Sweden has been a neutral country since 1834, but it joined due to fear of the Russian military. Russia and Sweden share a 1,340 kilometer border, along with Finland. Finland joined NATO on April 4, 2023.

On Monday, March 11, Sweden’s flag was raised alongside the others at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Sweden first applied to join NATO in May of 2022, soon after Russia invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. Hungary was the last country that needed to approve Sweden’s admission into NATO, as it needs to be a unanimous decision by all current members.

Now that Sweden has joined NATO, it will have to assist any other member nations during an armed attack, and vice versa. This could end badly for other NATO member countries, should Russia decide to continue into Sweden, as those countries will now have to aid Sweden.

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Ella Genovese, Assistant Sports Editor

Ella Genovese is a freshman at Del Val, and this is her first year writing for "The Delphi." She has also taken over the role of Assistant Sports Editor. Last year she attended Alexandria Middle School. Some sports that Ella enjoys are tennis and swimming. She also enjoys reading and writing during both school and her free time.

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