Scotland will have to apply for NATO membership.

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Not sure just how much Scotland has to offer NATO. Are the Z-berths still maintained?
 

Sixty

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That's another of Mr Salmond's assumptions shot down in flames Nato rejects Alex Salmond claim over Scottish membership | Politics | The Guardian
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Not really. There is a significant proportion of the SNP membership that are utterly against the party's (very new) stance on NATO. Indeed there were resignations about it.

I'd imagine Salmond is currently grinning from ear to ear. If an independent Scotland has to apply then either acceptance (as per new policy) or rejection (as per the hopes of SNP members) occurs then he simply claims to have tried for membership and accepts the result.

After all, NATO are hardly going to sit still when the red hordes coming piling into Grangemouth.
 

Fang_Farrier

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BBC News - Scottish independence: Alex Salmond 'certain' on Nato membership It has been discussed over on the Merged Scottish Independence thread.

Doesn't sound as if it'll be too difficult for them to get in.
"Obviously, there would be great goodwill towards Scotland as it has already been a part of the alliance for so long and there is no reason to have any concern or objections to Scotland being a member, except if it is changing the terms of its membership as it would relate to the interests of other members, and that is what we would need to then look at more carefully."

What terms would it change? It won't have nukes and as has been pointed out before, would rUK really station their nukes in Scotland rather than bring them home?
 
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"Obviously, there would be great goodwill towards Scotland as it has already been a part of the alliance for so long and there is no reason to have any concern or objections to Scotland being a member, except if it is changing the terms of its membership as it would relate to the interests of other members, and that is what we would need to then look at more carefully."
That's quite an assumption. Scotland has been part of NATO only as a component of a greater entity, the United Kingdom. Take the Nuclear Deterrent and associated facilities out of the equation, and what assets are on offer to NATO?
 
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Switzerland, Austria, Ireland,Sweden, and Finland are not NATO members and they can still manage to be independent countries.

Plus the act of union was between England and Scotland therefore The UK would not exist of Scotland gain independence. So England would have to re-apply to join NATO too.
 

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