European Defense Organization
organisation européenne de défense

Member states (green) and observer countries (red) of the European Defense Organization

Formation 1959
Type Military alliance
Headquarters Brussels, Belgium
Membership member states
Official languages English
Secretary General

The European Defence Organization was formed in 1959 in the aftermath of the Suez War. It is considered the spiritual successor to NATO.

Member States

Original Members

Country Capital Accession
Belgium Brussels 1959
Denmark Copenhagen 1959
Franco-British Union London and Paris 1959
Greece Athens 1959
Iceland Reykjavik 1959
Israel Jerusalem 1959
Italy Rome 1959
Luxembourg Luxembourg 1959
Netherlands Amsterdam 1959
Norway Oslo 1959
Portugal Lisbon 1959
Turkey Ankara 1959
West Germany (later Germany) Bonn (later Berlin) 1959 (later 1963)

Later Members

Country Capital Accession
Albania Tirana
Baltic Union Vilnius
Bulgaria Sofia
Czechoslovakia Prague
Hungary Budapest
Ireland Dublin
Poland Warsaw
Romania Bucharest
Spain Madrid 1982
Sweden Stockholm
Yugoslavia Belgrade


Country Capital Accession
Canada Ottawa 1959

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