What's the difference between NATO and the UN?
Don't they both try to keep peace? Please tell me the differences, please and thank you :)
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
If you are a US citizen, I'll give you the short answer.
We can pretty much control NATO. We cannot control the UN.
The longer version: NATO is a treaty alliance among the US and its European allies which was conceived to counter the spread of communism from the USSR. NATO is, at it's heart, a defensive organization. Nine times out of eleven, the US will get it's way within NATO.
The UN was designed as a mechanism for peaceful interchange among the countries of the world. The rulers of the UN are five countries, one of which is the US. But we cannot control the UN as we can control NATO. In the UN, every nation that is a member has a voice. Even though perhaps we give the most in financial support, that does not make the US all-important.
NATO is a war organization. UN is an organization that is trying to facilitate peace throughout the nations of the world.
As humans, we are pretty much different in our individual and collective wants and needs. One group can be in direct opposition to another group, yet each can still be "right." We are proving that peace is much harder than war. But with time--I hope that we'll figure it out.
- Roland LLv 41 decade ago
NATO : North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Its an organization in which US is a member and plays a very influencial rule. Its about defense...But they're agenda maybe subjected to United Nations approval, that is the UN. And UN is the topmost organization of nations, all countries maybe a member except a neutral country like Switzerland. The UN assembly solves promlem in economy, international relationships, may advise leaders in times of crisis. One of the hottest topics that the UN are into, is TERRORISM, and that is also with NATO which is a smaller group of nations organized to maintain peace and order in the atlantic.
- SandraLv 44 years ago
NATO helps blow stuff up that other countries want blown up and we usually foot the bill while the UN sits there and tells the USA everything that they want from us and constantly goes in a gigantic circle screw of political nonsense. NATO = World Police UN= Nations United by the dollar.
- Ford PrefectLv 71 decade ago
NATO is mostly a collection of the old allies of WW2...it is a common defense network between nations of Europe and N. America...with the recent additions from the old Soviet bloc.....a treaty
The UN is an attempt to create a set of world standards for countries and an attempt to settle differences
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- SeethensLv 41 decade ago
The UN is an organization formed for worldwide peace, after WWII.
NATO is the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Originally it was designed to contain comunism in the Soviet Bloc, but now is more general.
NATO is military. Basically if anyone attacks one NATO nation, they have attacked all of them, and the other partners will respond militarily.
UN is about peace.
NATO is about deterrent.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) is much smaller, and consists of less countries (the United States belongs to NATO). NATO was one of two keep treaty organizations during the Cold War Era. United Nations is more all-encompassing, and is a peace-keeping organization, rather than a collection of common political interests (NATO).
- 6 years ago
the U.N. never gets involved in direct combat. the U.N.'s only mission is to set up refugee camps, bring in aid and keep them safe. sometime the U.N. will monitor a war just to give world news an accounts of what is happening.
the U.N. has been deployed to combat zones to monitor a ceasefire and when the U.N. peacekeepers come under fire they cannot fire back.
It's not wise to wear a blue helmet !
- Anonymous1 decade ago
the difference between nato is because nato is an national air transport office it is just a simple airlines and united states is a large country.Source(s): from my sir Leslie