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The 14 Former Soviet and Soviet-aligned Republics That Joined NATO After the Cold War

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Czech Republic
> Joined NATO: 1999
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: Yes
> GDP: $245.34 billion
> GNI per capita: $40,160
> Population: 10,698,896

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Hungary
> Joined NATO: 1999
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: Yes
> GDP: $155.81 billion
> GNI per capita: $32,190
> Population: 9,749,763

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Poland
> Joined NATO: 1999
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: Yes
> GDP: $596.62 billion
> GNI per capita: $33,000
> Population: 37,950,802

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Bulgaria
> Joined NATO: 2004
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: Yes
> GDP: $69.89 billion
> GNI per capita: $24,150
> Population: 6,934,015

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Estonia
> Joined NATO: 2004
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: Yes, as part of USSR
> GDP: $30.65 billion
> GNI per capita: $37,520
> Population: 1,331,057

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