Special Report

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

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Latvia
> Joined NATO: 2004
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: Yes, as part of USSR
> GDP: $33.71 billion
> GNI per capita: $31,460
> Population: 1,901,548

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Lithuania
> Joined NATO: 2004
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: Yes, as part of USSR
> GDP: $56.55 billion
> GNI per capita: $37,760
> Population: 2,794,700

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Romania
> Joined NATO: 2004
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: Yes
> GDP: $248.72 billion
> GNI per capita: $31,610
> Population: 19,286,123

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Slovak Republic
> Joined NATO: 2004
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: No, but joined the Warsaw Pact as part of then Czechoslovakia, which later split into the Czech Republic and the Slovak Republic.
> GDP: $105.17 billion
> GNI per capita: $31,000
> Population: 5,458,827

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Slovenia
> Joined NATO: 2004
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: No, but aligned with the Soviet Bloc as part of Yugoslavia
> GDP: $53.59 billion
> GNI per capita: $39,470
> Population: 2,100,126

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