I am hopeful considering their location in the world that as a NATO member they can help to stem the tide of migration out of Africa headed for
Europe. We shall see I suppose. Their economy seems pretty modern at least in my opinion.
The following is my opinion as a member participating in this discussion.
Turkey's drift toward's Russia's orbit may form a part of Northern Macedonia's strategic desire to join NATO. NATO's traditional role of deterring
Russian military aggression is open to question. But there is another angle to this topic.
In practical terms, NATO members and partners enjoy military interoperability. Interestingly, the value of bridging cultural distances was shown in
Australian and Dutch soldiers serving together. Also, one of the overlooked criticisms of NATO's detractors is they ignore the requirements of
successful coalition military operations. In short, the groundwork for sound coalition military operations laid in advance.
Joint training exercises, officer exchanges and other measures form part of the framework for NATO. The same applies to other alliances.
As an ATS Staff Member, I will not moderate in threads such as this where I have participated as a member.
I kind of wish Macedonia and Greece would just unite. Actually, there's a lot of countries in Europe that would be better off uniting with
neighbors of similar culture, history and race. Eastern Europe isn't as geographically rich as the west and tiny states make for easy vassals. Now, if
only you could nation-build without bullets and bombs. Europe's bled enough these last 100 year.
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