How did the establishment of NATO affect the Cold War?
Answer this question… How did the establishment of NATO affect the Cold War?
Other than the "hot battles" of the cold war; Korea & Vietnam, no armies were used during the cold war. If any armies had been used...there would not have been a cold war! It would have been World War III. The standard "standing armies" (armies that existed but were never used) were the NATO (and the short lived SEATO) and Warsaw Pact armies. The Warsaw Pact armies were the USSR's version of the free world's…
After WWII the nations in the region of the NORTH ATLANTIC created a TREATY ORGANIZATION (NATO) to protect themselves from Communist (Soviet) aggression. The Soviets countered with their WARSAW PACT forces. SEATO aligned themselves along NATO lines in Asia (South East Asia Treaty Organization). All of these organizations were cold war related.
It made it in to the war-addicted country it is today. During the cold war a large proportion if the budget went towards the military and technological research, forging the US armed forces into one of the most technologically advanced militaries in the world. During this time the US made DEW, NORAD & NATO