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

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Albania
> Joined NATO: 2009
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: Yes (withdrew in 1968)
> GDP: $14.89 billion
> GNI per capita: $13,210
> Population: 2,837,743

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Croatia
> Joined NATO: 2009
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: No, but aligned with the Soviet Bloc as part of Yugoslavia
> GDP: $57.20 billion
> GNI per capita: $28,950
> Population: 4,047,200

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Montenegro
> Joined NATO: 2017
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: No, but aligned with the Soviet Bloc as part of Yugoslavia
> GDP: $4.77 billion
> GNI per capita: $20,350
> Population: 621,306

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North Macedonia
> Joined NATO: 2020
> Former member of Warsaw Pact: No, but aligned with the Soviet Bloc as part of Yugoslavia
> GDP: $12.26 billion
> GNI per capita: $16,310
> Population: 2,072,531

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