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NATO: How has the MOST IMPORTANT military ALLIANCE changed? – VisualPolitik EN


NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization,
the most important military alliance in the world, has just turned 70. This anniversary comes in the midst of one
of the most significant political and diplomatic crises it has suffered in its entire history. Today on VISUALPOLITIK, you and I will get
to know NATO a little better. Because… as 2019 marks the anniversary of
NATO, some of the VISUALPOLITIK team traveled to Romania to learn more about how this organization
works, to talk to some of the people in charge and to witness NATO maneuvers live. Don’t tell me that isn’t a fitting way
to celebrate its 70th birthday. (We visited the exercise “Vigorous Warrior
2019”. It was held in Sibiu, Romania.) This video is one of three videos in which
we’ll try to get to know this institution a little bit better, we’ll see how it works
today, how it has changed over the years and the challenges it faces for the years ahead. So… without further ado, let’s go. On April 4th, 1949, the treaty of the North
Atlantic was signed, which led to NATO, the most important military alliance of all time. Throughout these 70 years, the organization
has changed a lot, but most significantly, it has grown. You see, it was originally it was an agreement
between 12 countries. Today, it has no less than 29 members. The United States, Canada, Turkey and 26 other
European states, including several former members of the Warsaw Pact which was the former
military alliance formed between the Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc countries. Very soon, The Republic of North Macedonia
will become the 30th member of the organization. Folks, we’re talking about an alliance that
represents almost one billion people, half of the world’s economic power and most of
the world’s military spending. An organization with joint command structures
and troops that train together to be able to respond to a crisis in a coordinated manner. This global defence alliance wields an unprecedented
power. Because, folks, the 29 countries that currently
constitute NATO, have an accumulated annual military spending of more than one trillion
US dollars. That is, almost 60% of all the military spending
of all the countries in the world. But hold on just a moment. Despite having most of the world’s military
spending power, and being bigger and more powerful than ever before, NATO isn’t exactly
enjoying its golden era.. This is something we have already talked about
in several videos on VISUALPOLITIK. Well, in this and two upcoming videos, we’ll
explain what’s happening and how NATO has evolved over the years, the threats it faces
and its possible future. But let’s start with a bit of history. (THE THREAT OF THE RED ARMY) The 1940s are about to end. The Second World War ended just four years
prior. The greatest conflict of all time has left
tens of millions of war victims, not only direct war deaths but countless additional
lives cut short due to disease and the political brutality of totalitarian ideologies. The end of the Second World War meant the
end of Nazism, but at the same time, it also led to the emergence of a new split that would
divide not only Europe, but also the world, for decades. Folks, the Cold War had started. At that time, The European continent was devastated,
it was economically shattered and its armies were tattered and demobilized However, there was an important difference
between Eastern and Western Europe. On the one hand, Eastern Europe was under
the Soviet Union’s control, which maintained more than five million soldiers in the region
for many years. On the other hand, the presence of US and
UK troops on the continent shrunk very quickly. Between 1945 and 1946 the contingents from
these two countries deployed in continental Europe dropped from 4.5 million soldiers to
less than 900,000. That is to say, by the end of the 40s, the
difference in favor of the Soviet troops was of 5 to 1. That’s a huge difference. And not only that, at that time communism
was an expanding political force… spreading to countries all around the globe. And of course Moscow was very, very certain
that it wasn’t going to loosen its grip on Europe. Want an example? Well… check this out. In 1947, the Czech Republic accepted the Marshall
Plan… but was soon after forced to renounce due to pressure from Moscow. Only a year later, in 1948, there was a coup
that placed the country firmly under communist control. In that same year, the Soviet Union carried
out the Berlin Blockade, meaning West Berlin had to be supplied by a staggering airlift
of 900 daily flights for months on end. Anyway, folks, these were the circumstances
that created real fear in Western Europe that the Soviet troops would advance to occupy
new countries, such as the Federal Republic of Germany, or even the entire continent. It was for precisely this reason that France,
the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg swiftly agreed on a mutual
defense clause in the Brussels Treaty. This was also done in 1948. But fearing that this wasn’t enough; these
countries quickly turned to the United States: the defense of Europe’s free countries had
to be ensured. And that’s how, finally, on April 4th, 1949,
12 countries – France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Denmark, the United Kingdom,
Norway, Italy, Iceland, Portugal, Canada and the United States – signed the Treaty of
Washington or the North Atlantic Treaty that gave birth to NATO. NATO’s first Secretary General, Lord Ismay,
summed up the goal of the alliance as “keeping the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and
the Germans down”. Kai Weiss, Research and Outreach Officer at
the Austrian Economics Center.) It was precisely in this founding treaty that
famous Article 5 was established: The parties agree that an armed attack against
one or more of them in Europe or North America shall be considered an attack against them
all.) In other words, a very clear agreement: all
for one and one for all. “We hope to create a shield against aggression
and the fear of aggression; a bulwark which will permit us to get on with the real business
of government and society; the business of achieving a fuller and happier life for all
our citizens.” Harry S. Truman, President of the United States
of America) But… it didn’t stop there. In 1952, Turkey and Greece joined the alliance
and three years later, in 1955, the German Federal Republic joined. And it was soon after that the Soviet Union
and the Eastern Bloc countries, except for Yugoslavia, created their own alliance, the
Warsaw Pact; An alliance that unified the power of all
of Europe’s socialist countries: We’re talking about more than six million
soldiers, 65,000 tanks, 15,000 combat aircraft, 2,000 warships and nuclear missiles distributed
among the member states. Europe was truly divided, two great military
alliances confronted each other across a line sketched on a map. So, at this point, you may be wondering. What has NATO really done? How many missions, how many interventions
have they led? How has the alliance changed? Listen up. (A DECISIVE YEAR) After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the
collapse of the Soviet Union, NATO, an organization created to face the Soviet threat, didn’t
decrease its activity. On the contrary: it slowly began to have a
much more active role, both inside and outside Europe. Throughout this process, 1999 was a key year. In that year, three new countries joined the
alliance: Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Remember that these three countries had once
belonged to the Warsaw Pact and had therefore been seen by NATO for decades as enemy countries. It was, folks, the beginning of a process
that over the years led NATO to include a large number of former Eastern Bloc countries
that had been under Soviet control: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Bulgaria, Romania…
even Albania. This huge expansion of NATO infuriated the
Russian political elite, but gave the organization much more strength while also aiding these
newly independent countries to accelerate and consolidate their reforms without fear
of reprisals from Russia. But that, folks, isn’t all. 1999 was also the year where NATO carried
out its first major offensive: It intervened in the former Yugoslavia to
stop the ethnic cleansing that the Serbian leader, Slobodan Milosevic, was carrying out
against the Kosovo Albanian population. To stop the Serbian government, NATO carried
out heavy attacks against political and military targets. Folks, NATO’s spirit had changed, it was
no longer just a defensive organization. At any given moment, there was even speculation
of a possible terrestrial invasion of Serbia with NATO troops. And, you know what? It is rumored that the then Russian leader,
Boris Yeltsin was so humiliated and enraged because NATO had dared to include Eastern
European countries in its alliance, that he threatened a Third World War. If NATO’s troops tried to occupy Serbia,
Russia would respond. “I have warned NATO, the Americans and the
Germans not to push us into military action, otherwise there will certainly be a European
war and maybe a world war.” Boris Yeltsin, President of Russia) In a way, years later in 2008, Moscow’s threats
became a reality. Georgia’s approach, by Mikhail Sahasvilli,
to the European Union and above all to NATO, led the Russian government to unleash a war
against this country. The point, folks, is that in the last few
years we’ve seen NATO take a much more active role. In addition to their continued expansion and
the intervention in Serbia, NATO has also intervened in Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya. And this has led to huge controversy: The current debate goes something like this. Should NATO become an institution that acts
where needed to protect its member states, even if they aren’t under direct attack? Should it step in if human rights are being
seriously violated anywhere in the world? Or should it be limited to being exclusively
a defense alliance, that is, limit itself to act only if a member country is militarily
attacked? In short, does NATO make sense today as it
was originally intended? And, be careful, because the implications
of this debate are huge. After all, we’re talking about the future
of the world and the role of the most important military alliance of all time. We’re talking about a debate that is at
the forefront and that in recent times has had the President of the United States, Donald
Trump, as an undisputed protagonist. He claims that NATO no longer works, that
it doesn’t make sense, that it should become obsolete. And this gives rise to another question. So far NATO has always worked under the leadership
of the United States, but… Could it still work and have a future if the
United States stepped down from its leadership position? Even if the US remained a member, could NATO
be compatible with a new European military leadership structure? This is a topic that we’ve already talked
about here on VISUALPOLITIK on several occasions, but folks, we’ll take a more detailed look
in a future video. For now, we can say that despite their problems
and mistakes, NATO has been a huge success. I mean, Europe today enjoys an environment
of peace, safety and cooperation between countries. Come on, it’s like a gang of good friends. And don’t think that this was always the
case. Nothing could be further from the truth. For centuries, conflicts and wars between
European nations were routine events, and even after the Second World War, the tension
between the West and the East only flourished. In many respects NATO fulfilled its purpose
perfectly, even though its member countries haven’t always gotten along and have had
their good and bad times, like when France withdrew from the joint military structure
– not the alliance – in 1966. Anyway folks, that’s the story of how NATO
was born, grew and changed. In a future video we’ll examine what the
alliance means today and what threats it faces. So I really hope you enjoyed this video, please
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Tony wyaad

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100 COMMENTS

  1. EffingSix Posted on August 2, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Korean War. Hasn’t formally been closed, as the Cold War had in Germany.

    Reply
  2. Nickolas Brown Posted on August 2, 2019 at 12:40 am

    USA: Plz contribute the amount you agreed to.

    Europe: Time to replace the USA as leader..!

    Reply
  3. Ali Labeeb Alkoka Posted on August 2, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Russia needs to join NATO!!!

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  4. Ali Labeeb Alkoka Posted on August 2, 2019 at 1:04 am

    NATO is outdated and lived beyond its own mission and purpose.
    Soviet Union ended in 1990s.
    NATO should have ended in 1990s.
    NATO mission is over.

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  5. Ali Labeeb Alkoka Posted on August 2, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Russia can lead NATO if the United States of America steps down from the leadership role!

    Reply
  6. CJusticeHappen21 Posted on August 2, 2019 at 1:34 am

    If it upsets the current Russian Government, it's doing something right.

    Reply
  7. Caleb Smith Posted on August 2, 2019 at 3:48 am

    End nato. It is obsolete. If we want allies, we should join smaller alliances and not be oathsworn to defend countries like Kosovo

    Reply
  8. SilvanaDil Posted on August 2, 2019 at 3:56 am

    Biggest free riders: Canada and Germany.
    France's temporary withdrawal: nobody noticed/cared.
    The alliance needs to shift away from Russia; bring in Japan, South Korea, etc.; and focus on China.

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  9. Miloš Arsić Posted on August 2, 2019 at 4:33 am

    Simon, why? For me you are one of the finest on YT scene, and on a regular basis watch your channels. I can't believe that you made this video. I did not expected that biased video from you.
    Ethnic cleansing is the systematic forced removal of ethnic, racial and/or religious groups from a given territory by a more powerful ethnic group, often with the intent of making it ethnically homogeneous.
    PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE see Ethnic map of Kosovo today and compare with ALL censuses from 1455 till today. You will see that ethnic cleansing is done by KLA with big help from NATO against the Serbs. Don't trust me or any other person, just look for numbers and decide by yourself.
    If you don't count people please count more than 150 orthodox monastery and churches that are destroyed or damaged and 256 damaged orthodox cemetery of witch is 50 completely wiped out without trace.
    Otoman empire, Austro-Hungarian Empire from WW 1, Axis powers from WW 2, as soon as 1955 they are together transformed in peace keepers under NATO flag.
    At the turn of the 21st century they used cluster bombs and depleted uranium against country in Europe.

    Reply
  10. Constantine Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:05 am

    And Brazil has recognized as a extra otan Allie 👍🏻

    Reply
  11. Bobby A Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:08 am

    You may need to re-make this video in 5-10 years. After Brexit, IF the EU really does become the United States of Europe and form a unified army, that would REALLY change the dynamic of NATO. You may even see the EU and Anglo countries effectively become separate blocs.

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  12. James Matthew Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:12 am

    NATO is pointless. If you think the US is going to start WW3 because Moldova or Turkey got nuked than I have a bridge to sell you.

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  13. Michael Lewis Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:27 am

    NATO should be a military alliance w/ the primary purpose and foundation of the alliance being the mutual defense treaty, but in the face of human rights violations and/or a threat that is posed on member countries such as the GWOT, the alliance should take military action to either uphold international law, human rights, or to defeat/disable any threat to their member countries.

    NATO is even more important now, as we see aggression from several different countries that pose a threat to NATO countries and their allies. Some say we've entered a new cold war. That might not necessarily be true, but it's close enough. We're on the brink of a world war either way. NATO not only ensures mutual defense and a means to defeat our enemies but it is also a deterrent against those who might otherwise be aggressive with their actions against weaker countries.

    With the UN crippled by Russia and China's veto power and the fact that the Human Right's Council is made up of countries who are some of the worst violators of Human Rights….we cannot depend on the UN to carry out it's intended purpose. NATO has gotten large enough and strong enough that it can act when the UN cannot or will not.

    I don't think NATO's golden years are over. I think, if anything, the last decade has proven just how important it is after twenty years of questioning if it's still relevant since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Russia might be angry that NATO membership is being granted to Eastern European countries, but let them be angry. Having NATO membership or an alliance with NATO enables these smaller countries to not have to fear Russian invasion or be manipulated by that fear. NATO protection grants member countries the chance to be independent, democratic and free. Russia has forced a lot of these countries to seek protection after the Russians invaded Georgia and the Ukraine. So NATO isn't in the wrong by 'hemming' in Russia. These countries want and need protection against Russia and NATO grants it.

    People who are pacifists or so against even the thought of war might say that NATO is instigating a fight with Russia but in a true measure of morality, is it not more important to protect the innocent people of these countries from falling under a totalitarian regime? Should these countries sovereignty not be protected against invasion or interference by Russia?

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  14. ネーナ・トリニティ Posted on August 2, 2019 at 5:44 am

    North American Terrorist Organization! O3O

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  15. Stacy Clarkson Posted on August 2, 2019 at 6:48 am

    Well many of the European NATO members need to do what they promised!!!2% or more of GDP for defense,Trumps right!! They expect America to do what we promised,either that or they can deal with Russia on their own!!

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  16. Aleksandar Čečuk Posted on August 2, 2019 at 7:01 am

    And Natos attack on Yugoslavia? Not genocid at all

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  17. Dhananjay Bhattacharya Posted on August 2, 2019 at 7:10 am

    NATO after Soviet union is the largest terrorist force on Earth.

    Reply
  18. Click&Tell Posted on August 2, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Could you please do a video on current Russian elections? It started with the vice presidents corruption scandal, then opposition was denied access to elections, then Siberia caught fire (3 million acres are on fire – one of the biggest ecological disasters – but government said "not important to extinguish), then massive nighttime raids were executed on independent candidates, then 1360+ people were detained in a peaceful protest. Shits crazy yo!

    Reply
  19. Πέτρος Τζαβέλας Posted on August 2, 2019 at 8:56 am

    Make a video about the political change in Greece

    Reply
  20. Lutz M Posted on August 2, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Nothing special about Nato nor are they important or relevant today.

    Reply
  21. Rambobatman Posted on August 2, 2019 at 10:35 am

    and where exacly is the answer of the title?

    Reply
  22. Tom Kagan Posted on August 2, 2019 at 10:58 am

    I have been watching your videos or a while and enjoy them alot.
    Can you make a video explaining the commonwealth ?
    Thanks!

    Reply
  23. Pedro Cardoso Posted on August 2, 2019 at 11:22 am

    It’s weird how they let Portugal in since at that time it was a dictatorship, probably Portugal dictator Salazar was afraid of the reds and wanted help in case of a home rebelion and the usa wanted as many allies as possible.

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  24. sandave dhillon Posted on August 2, 2019 at 1:15 pm

    Gractic

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  25. Mark Plain Posted on August 2, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    A pivotal moment in history: the birth of NATO and the end of empires. (or so we hoped)

    .
    An acceptance that totalitarian empires are no longer acceptable on earth and that democracy (in what ever form), capitalism and protection of nations is a universal standard.
    .

    All totalitarian regimes eventually have to become empires with vassal states. don't believe me? check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rStL7niR7gs
    .

    Many point to the USA as an imperialist nation, but the USA has always handed back its invasions. ie: if it was an imperialist, it was an unwilling imperialist.
    .
    After the fall of the Russian/Soviet Empire we thought NATO had a de-facto triumph. We were horribly wrong.
    .

    We are yet again seeing the rise of totalitarian regimes with imperialist ambitions. These include: Russia, Turkey (unfortunately a NATO member) Iran, Saudi Arabia and China. The leadership of these nations believe their people are superior beings and must have subservient vassal states. Further they act in a totalitarian fashion. (Iran ironic enough is a democracy).

    .

    These nations have been emboldened to continue their foreign military actions because of NATO's inaction. We are entering another pivotal moment in history where NATO nations have to decide whether to reinforce the initial trajectory against empires or allow vast chunks of the world to sink into misery.

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  26. Ola Ole Posted on August 2, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    NATO was created as a defensive alliance, and should remain as such.
    If something else is needed, something else should be created!…
    If NATO is not needed anymore, it should stop existing…

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  27. superDule123 Posted on August 2, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    OK, I'm gonna stop wathcing your channel after this episode. You are still sending propaganda against the Serbs who fought for their own land in Kosovo and Metohija, and faced the much stronger enemy and survived. You are justifying agression against sovereign countries that NATO does. Killing people to bring democracy. Take a look what had happened to all those countries where NATO interviened. Just destruction. You disapointed me, you are just part of estublishment, like every other peon on this you tube. Russia and Serbia, always to get blaimed for everything.

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  28. tapas panigrahi Posted on August 2, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    😐😐😐WTF simon. How many channels? How many?

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  29. Flankymanga Posted on August 2, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Russia unleashed a war against Georgia in 2008? I mean how biased can you be? Wasn't it Georgia that killed Russian peacekeepers in South Osethia? They struck a bear and expected no response?! I mean they could be glad that Sarkozy have talked out Medvdev from invading Tbilisi. And Georgia was even so cowardly that it attacked during the Peking Olympics.

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  30. bedfil Posted on August 2, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Once EU has its own military, NATO will truly be obsolete.

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  31. Jarod Farrant Posted on August 2, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Happy birthday NATO!

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  32. Михаил К Posted on August 2, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    interesting. or maybe it was the Western capitalist threat that forced the East to further mobilize and strengthen the borders, including Berlin? or perhaps there was a mutual threat? this nazi refuge of the BRD wasn't all that peaceful, mind you. neither were the US, with their plans of nuclear bombings against Soviet cities.

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  33. Haseeb Uddin Gilani Posted on August 2, 2019 at 6:35 pm

    Trump is right, NATO sucks

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  34. King Peppy Posted on August 2, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Trump just don't liek Nato because it's to defend frum teh Russians and Trump's Boss Putin told him to wreck it.

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  35. Petar Dambovaliev Posted on August 2, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    Nato's strategy is whenever there is human rights abuse somewhere, to go and kill a bunch of civilians.

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  36. Slobodan Kunst Posted on August 2, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    10:56 also as many as 528 Yugoslav civilians were killed in the ninety separate incidents in Operation Allied Force

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  37. Dennis thefreethinker Posted on August 2, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    NATO has changed to become a military for government changes. Its a puppet of USA. The example of Iraq and Libya are not Interventions but serious attack on Nations to change governments that were against the petrodollar. If you want to talk about Human rights violation, watch what is happening within the USA borders. Discrimination against other races yet USA is made up of diversity of almost all world races.

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  38. Vaguely Vagrant Posted on August 2, 2019 at 8:26 pm

    NATO's intervention in Afghanistan seems to be the only time that Article 5 was invoked. So it was an instant of NATO functioning as it was initially intended: a joint defense pact.

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  39. Fred Schwentafsky Posted on August 2, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    Nato waste of money…..happily creating austerity for euros.

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  40. MC Mark Markson Posted on August 2, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    NATO is a sham, without the USA the NATO agreement would't even work. Most EU nations don't have a working decent military for any real war because USA was always relied upon. Like Germany barely was able to protect a few villages in Afghanistan and still needed USA support. German military is a joke, they can't protect anyone. Not a huge fan of the USA mind you, those are just facts.

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  41. the doctor airsoft Posted on August 2, 2019 at 10:21 pm

    nato can suck it

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  42. Ammon Barton Posted on August 2, 2019 at 10:58 pm

    Well Yes I believe NATO could continue without the US. But I don't think that it would be a good Idea. like the U.N. N.A.T.O. is a peace keeping group with a little more power behind it then the U.N. I don't think we should just abandon it. I think though it should be restructured though. Sense it was built as a Defense for the cold war. witch has been over for decades now. Yes I believe we still need it. Just need to clarify what is for now.

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  43. Trooper 1139 Posted on August 3, 2019 at 2:38 am

    Incoming American trolls in 3..2…1

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  44. Strahinja Radenković Posted on August 3, 2019 at 2:59 am

    I'm done with this channel

    Reply
  45. Yao Wang Posted on August 3, 2019 at 3:27 am

    Only Western Europe counts as Europe proper. LOL
    This Channel is totally an Anglo-propaganda joke.

    Reply
  46. Left anti pc Posted on August 3, 2019 at 5:20 am

    German is definitely up in the NATO.

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  47. otis Posted on August 3, 2019 at 7:45 am

    BILL CLINTON WAS LIKE WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS GUY TALKING ABOUT

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  48. wizardpv1 Posted on August 3, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Nato is teroristic organisation. We will never forget 1999 and bombing of Yugoslavia

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  49. Justinian Serbljanović Posted on August 3, 2019 at 9:21 am

    Which NATO member did Serbia attack that NATO had to intervene and destroy most of the country’s civilian infrastructure?

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  50. Данило Posted on August 3, 2019 at 9:56 am

    North Atlantic Terrorist Organisation

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  51. Danny Posted on August 3, 2019 at 10:47 am

    Big dislike!! Present accurate information. The video did not even answer the title. NATO broke many international war laws. For example bombing Serbian civilian targets, hospitals and embassy. Better to make fewer videos with accurate information and research then. Would have been better to show on how NATO changed it's original purpose of being a "defensive" alliance.

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  52. Taqi Yasir Posted on August 3, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    GOD BLESS NATO, it is truly a success and I hope it stays and expands even more to include all of Europe.

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  53. Public Public Posted on August 3, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    Trump…. Putin's best friend.

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  54. Stefan Grunwald Posted on August 3, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    NATO is not necessary anymore its not the Cold war anymore…

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  55. Eddie Johnson Posted on August 3, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    NATO didn't do much when the Falklands were invaded.

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  56. A Avocado Posted on August 3, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Can u do a vid about El Salvador’s new president

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  57. Ján Dráb Posted on August 3, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    Err @5:23 it was not Czech republic, in 1947 there was only the Czechoslovak Republic (3rd).

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  58. Nick Ames Posted on August 3, 2019 at 11:24 pm

    The People of the U.S. have been giving the Blood Of Our Youth since we got dragged into WW1, yet theres all kinds of U.S. Haters?! Forget the Money. The Soviets and Red China wouldve had you Europeans for a breakfast snack!

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  59. Thomas Allen Posted on August 4, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Simon, surprised you have this view, and didn't mention when the UK (falklands conflict) and US (9/11) activated article 5, NATO refused.

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  60. Nick Name Posted on August 4, 2019 at 5:27 am

    NATO is dying organization, last year when they wanted to replace its Secretary Stoltenberg they found out there're no other candidates, no one wanted to become NATO secretary, so they kept Stoltenberg. many European countries want to leave NATO but they are forced by EU and USA to stay, nothing keep this organization united except imaginary "Russian threat", that's why is that anti-Russian propaganda in Europe lately

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  61. The AJ Posted on August 4, 2019 at 7:52 am

    What's a "Nateuwe"

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  62. Barry Sorento Posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:41 am

    #Amexit– get the U.S out of NATO!!!

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  63. EffingSix Posted on August 4, 2019 at 12:31 pm

    Simon, why not do a visual politiik on the Kaliningrad Oblast or the Crimea?

    Reply
  64. Arthur Heidt Posted on August 4, 2019 at 12:33 pm

    ".The most important military alliance in the world" americans have a broken langauge system what the hell is importance supposed to be accounted

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  65. world peace Posted on August 4, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    So much money spent on nato just to start illegal wars, creat refugee crisis, surround russia and china but no money for their own people.

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  66. Loebachus Posted on August 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm

    Paying their fair share for security makes sense when your not a C_A clown agent. NATO's website shows the "agreed" percentage of funding by member countries. What happens when a country doesn't pay? What example does that set for other countries? How could delinquent payments threaten NATO's continued existence? The most important military alliance faces real threats. Priorities and consequences matter…

    https://www.nato.int/cps/en/natohq/topics_67655.htm

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  67. Russ Posted on August 4, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    @6:35 If keeping "the Germans down" was a goal of NATO, why did the Germans not side with the Soviets? The more goals you take on, the fewer people or countries will want to join. Keep NATO simple and defensive only, don't mandate foreign intervention.

    What the world needs is a new NATO equivalent in other regions such as the Pacific / Indian oceans. .

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  68. Lazar Tošić Posted on August 4, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    10:50 mostly against civilian targets… schools and hospitals

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  69. Murdock Hancock Posted on August 4, 2019 at 8:05 pm

    "Should the Americans step down and in such a case who should take its place"

    I think the two most competent parties to take its place would be the British and the Germans. however the British are fairly content with living a live and let live policy and culturally are done with the whole world policing idea. witch leaves the germans and I find the germans to be disgusting in the way they have come to economically dominate Europe. I'm not saying the Americans are benevolent but at least they allow for a much more higher level of autonomy. where the german tendency to dominate there partners is concerning. such as the example of the PIGS nations, forcing economic migrants onto other nations and blocking the powers of democratically elected officials for there domestic policies.

    I as an American would rather see an Englishman hold the reins of power than a german

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  70. The Doom From Latveria Posted on August 5, 2019 at 6:27 am

    14:35 – what a bold lie of omission. Yes, NATO happened, but that is hardly the reason why we haven't had a large scale european war. The reason for that is the rise of two things: Mutually assured destruction (big one, and it stopped the largest powers from going at it, otherwise ww3 would have been 60 years ago at least, and maybe ww4) – and the rise of many of these rather democratic and capitalistic movements post the fall of authoritarianism outside of the soviet bloc of europe. In a society wanting to rebuild in peace, and being threatened from MAD, it isn't a wonder the people have united to a degree, or the peaceful allies over in europe today.

    You don't even need NATO factored in at all for that; which you very much implied by omission, which is very, very inaccurate.

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  71. Nazeem Dollie Posted on August 5, 2019 at 6:51 am

    I live in Russia 🇷🇺 and I do not like NATO

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  72. Oleg Zdorik Posted on August 5, 2019 at 9:13 am

    The war in Georgia was started by a Georgian attack that was not justified by international law, an EU-sponsored report has concluded. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8281990.stm

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  73. Mihail Atanasov Posted on August 5, 2019 at 10:55 am

    There is no such thing as independent political coverage, you have defined biases making me to unsubscribe a couple of times . There is no such thing as independent p.c. everyone has an agenda, you are no exception, don't lie please.

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  74. Zorro Gutierrez Posted on August 5, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    China should become a democratic country lets see what happen to Russia.

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  75. John Bond Posted on August 5, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    Pleeeeze consider doing a video on the $1.2 trillion corruption rape of South Africa by President Zuma. The country was a powerhouse after Mandela but is now wrecked. The IMF are investigating a bail out.

    Not to worry, we now have President Mr Clean. A man who got the police to intervene in a strike at his platinum mine. 70 people murdered at Marikana. Last week, leaked emails outlined his corruption. Very small corruption, less than $50 000 but still corruption.

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  76. Soco2020 Posted on August 5, 2019 at 7:07 pm

    Seriously, six adds in a fifteen minute video? That is absolutely ridiculous

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  77. InfAlcaL Posted on August 7, 2019 at 3:25 am

    Ethnic cleansing of Kosovo please inform yourself better. Cosovo is now a base for un it is governed by one on only mostly Albanian people and a former UÇK leader aka (kosovo liberation army) is currently being called to the Hague court cause the gruesome acts they did like beheading organ trading etc. And the NATO turned their backs on all of that even the Ethnic cleansing of Croatia who removed about 300k Serb civilians killed a few thousand and the same country is in EU. I know the Serbs weren't innocent either but NATO is the one that run all of those operations that made new wars destabilized a lot of countries and killed a lot of people. Even their bombing mission on Yugoslavia then was called merciful angel it killed civilians and children and some of the other bombings had depleted uranium. Investigate please I'm open to proving any of these information's wrong. Please watch the movie "Weight of chains"

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  78. Quantumese Boy Posted on August 7, 2019 at 4:34 am

    The west tricks itself with terms, Soviet Union is just one of the names for the Russian empire and the Russian empire didn't really go anywhere, it only shrank a bit and it is still a hostile shitland packed with military and weapons of all sorts. Russia has been hostile to the West and will be.

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  79. ypsilon Posted on August 8, 2019 at 5:01 am

    A bit less pictures, a bit more talking, a bit less quotes.

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  80. Nikola Stojanovic Posted on August 8, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    I love your videos, but I think that you forgot one very important thing. NATO launched a campaign against Serbia without UN authorisation, and that was the turning point for NATO, using their strength to undermine and go against UN resolutions, "taking justice" in their own hands.

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  81. titus pullo Posted on August 8, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Bearded penis at it again

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  82. uygur yanmaz Posted on August 9, 2019 at 10:40 am

    will u talk about s400 crisis?

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  83. maksimum018 Posted on August 10, 2019 at 10:43 am

    They were very noble in Serbia, bombing hospitals, civil trains and chemical factories so that they would poison people for decades after, they supported killing Serbs and selling their organs, and now they support the ethnic cleansing of Serbs from Kosovo. Today it's a shameful organization that only serves the purpose of big players and companies, that is all.

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  84. P.S. Burton Posted on August 10, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    A very loose union.

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  85. mazimadu Posted on August 11, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    1:06 – 1:20
    What music did you guys use?

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  86. Mike Hunt Posted on August 12, 2019 at 5:43 am

    VisualPolitic spreading the usual lies and pro US butt kissing propaganda!

    When has NATO intervention EVER produced positive results?

    The attack in the former Yugoslavia was illegal and without a UN mandate!
    NATO only attacked CIVILIAN targets and infrastructure.
    Hospitals, schools, bridges, roads, media outlets and of course, unarmed civilians.
    Pure cowardace!

    The Yugoslav army was virtually untouched!
    All to support of the radical Islamic albanian terrorists and organ trafficking separatists!

    All NATO'S illegal actions throughout its history were supported by Western media and all the crimes went unpunished!

    NATO =NORTH ATLANTIC TERRORIST ORGANISATION!

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  87. A. Hakan Ozcan Posted on August 14, 2019 at 8:59 pm

    NATO must eradicate who enters into NATO lands' forests, jungles to make fire and let many forest fires to occur. Why don't NATO alliance move into daily actions against those environmental terrorists immediately , just dealing with free of charge military conplusory services for turks, cypriots etc. which we hate to live in Turkey mainly. We are actually happy with the arap upheavels and their actions towards NATO troops in order to prosper similar like Dubai, Abu Dhabi , Qatar, Oman both economically and politically, technologically. In 2 years time, California, Colorado, Spain's, Milas, Bodrum, Canakkale, Marmara Islands, Balikesir, Izmir, Kutahya, Istanbul, Kocaeli jungles and forests have been wiped out in millions of hectars with the help of terrorists. We breath air and use clean water not like in Tekirdag city's sewage style rivers with thousands of cancer cases happening to Tekirdag incumbents immediately after being in dealing with those factory sewage drainages rivers in Trachia. Turkey doesn't have any environmental codes , laws to protect citizens against dirty, cancerous rivers in all throughout Turkey. I and my family have been living in desert style landscape of Turkish city and hate and detest to see Turkish moves towards killing lush green environment and forests as we cannot decay the ongoing decadence of green pastures of Marmara, Aegean , Mediterenean Seaside forests to be burnt down for eternity with favelas. Turkish favelas comprise drug sellers and wholesalers, have one of the worst infrastructure and overstructure like Venezuellans. Thank you America for not selling to muslim country with ongoing mosque builders not factory builders for cancerous citizens of Turkey and environs countries of Turkey, muslim bullshit country with nothing to produce , but make its citizens into new paradigm shifts of poverties and lackness. Only 16.400.000 turkish citizens have the ability to purchase new cars and renovate their apartments, villas where they live because they have 1 million or more TL in their accounts at Turkish banks.

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  88. Unified Vision Posted on August 18, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Trump is destroying international order, spinning out of control now. Ironic as hell that the Republicans, who always thought they were the hawks and the ones defending America, are the ones who sold out to Russia.

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  89. GoodDay Posted on August 18, 2019 at 3:28 am

    TELL HOW NATO LIED NOT TO MOVE AN INCH

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  90. GoodDay Posted on August 18, 2019 at 3:46 am

    USA DOES A GOOD JOB OUTSIDE BUT THERE IS A NIGHTMARE INSIDE WITH ALL THIS CRIME

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  91. Boki Lemajic Posted on August 19, 2019 at 1:15 am

    I still don’t understand how bombing of bridges, civilian apartment buildings and hospitals in Serbia can be classified as “carrying out attacks against political and military targets”?

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  92. Kunzang Dordže Posted on August 19, 2019 at 7:32 pm

    Haha Trump will take NATO apart (if elected for second term, maybe even in this term).

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  93. Kerri Posted on September 3, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    Can you make a video that mentions the U.S. without taking a swipe at President Trump?

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  94. idiot teski Posted on September 8, 2019 at 4:08 pm

    NATO=North American Terrorist Organization

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  95. Vladimir Vladimirovič Putin Posted on September 11, 2019 at 7:59 am

    Fake News. Check RT for properly researched information.

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  96. tsartomato Posted on September 12, 2019 at 8:18 pm

    so now it's legal to bang nato

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  97. tsartomato Posted on September 12, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    wear against georgia? the fuck?
    georgia like serbia wanted to genocide crazy outskirts ethnic minority
    so putin under guise of peacemaking liberated those separatists outskirts as a retaliation for albanian separation and he warned about everything beforehand

    putin doesn't wage open wars like yanks invading every other country
    he use political wriggling to make it at least somewhat remotely not wars

    that's why nato never retaliates

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  98. Oranje Posted on September 15, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    where's part 2 and 3?

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  99. Eamon Posted on October 3, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    10:14 hey look it’s frank underwood

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  100. Stephen Brand Posted on October 4, 2019 at 3:32 pm

    I REALLY want to know exactly what kind of dirt the Russians are using to black mail Trump.

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