Sweden Joins NATO

Facts for Prelims (FFP)   Source: BBC Context: Sweden has officially become the 32nd member of NATO, joining the military alliance two years after applying following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Sweden’s NATO membership was delayed due to objections from Turkey and Hungary, but eventually received approval.


Mapping Source: IE   Sweden’s request for joining NATO membership has been facing hurdles (Turkey and Hungary have still not approved). Previously, Finland joined NATO. Sweden is a Scandinavian nation with thousands of coastal islands and inland lakes, along with vast boreal forests and glaciated mountains. Its capital Stockholm is built on 14 islands. Historically, …