Sweden is finally joining NATO

Q: Nearly two years after it applied for membership in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Sweden is finally joining the military and political alliance. Where is the Scandinavian nation on this map of the Northern Hemisphere?

Circle the area on this map

Q: Sweden avoided alliances and remained neutral through two centuries of European conflicts. The last time Swedish troops went to war was in 1814 when they defeated their western neighbor ...

A. Denmark

B. Finland

C. Norway

D. Russia

Q: Half of the member nations of NATO joined the mutual defense alliance after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Most of those new members were once part of the Soviet Union or one of its satellite states. Which former Soviet satellite state was the last NATO member to accept Sweden as a NATO ally?

A. Albania

B. Hungary

C. Poland

D. Romania

Q: Sweden and its neighbor Finland applied for NATO membership after Russia invaded Ukraine in part because of the alliance’s growth in Eastern Europe. With Sweden and Finland, NATO gains greater influence over which key water route to Russian ports?

A. Baltic Sea

B. Barents Sea

C. Bering Sea

D. Black Sea

Q: Sweden joins NATO amid worries about the U.S. role in the alliance if Donald Trump is elected. Some in Europe are talking about relying on their own nuclear deterrence. Which NATO nation other than the U.S. controls its own nuclear weapons?

A. Denmark

B. France

C. Germany

D. Turkey

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