In March 1999, Poland became a full member of NATO. This induction assures Poland of support from 30 other members as historical elements unfold daily along its border.
Poland now has the support of 31 members of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Established in 1949 by the United States, Canada, and several Western European nations, The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was created to provide collective security against the Soviet Union. This alliance for Poland enables a sense of strength for the country and its people. Although there was a dissolution of the Soviet Union on December 26, 1991, the NATO alliance has grown significantly and remains a strong united force. This force now supports Poland in its effort to repel Russia, its ideologies, and its military from the Polish borders.
The security and well-being of Poland are now in the mix of NATO. Poland and its alliances attempt to provide freedom and security through political and military means. All of the countries, along with Poland, uphold democratic values and members are able to consult and cooperate on various issues to solve conflicts across the globe. Poland's fear of Russian invasion is assuaged by the military power to undertake the management of crisis situations through the alliances it has joined. If ever the military force of Russia invades Poland operations would be carried out under the collective defense clause of NATO’s founding treaty- Article Five of the Washington Treaty.
Poland joined the decision-making of its alliances which is a collective expression of all 31 members. All decisions are made by consensus.
Peaceful resolution of the conflict between Russia, and Ukraine is at the forefront of many discussions today. Poland is now an important border country being pulled into the crisis. Political controversy is not a new element in our society. It is with an extreme and critical look through history that we need to realize man against man is never the answer.