> Slovakia is a NATO candidate, of course they will help the
> most powerfull nation in order to get a higher ranking
> You know Germany did something quite similar in the '50 and
> '60 to raise themselfs in the NATO (and they succeded)
> ... and Turkey, well they were really torn between the two
> sides. One the one hand you have the Americans who promised
> them they would put a word in for them with the EU and on the
> other hand you have these nice relations with the British,
> who wipped their behinds half a century ago....
One of the reasons that Poland sided with the US was the hope that they might establish an army camp in the old, USSR facilities, there.