Originally created to halt soviet expansion into western europe in the aftermaths of WW2, it went through around 50 years of cold war, and on many occasions came close to melting point and a third world war. But, thankfully good clear thinking people on both sides helped the world avoid this nuclear disaster.
But, now that the USSR and warsaw pact has completely crumbled and communism suffered a swift kick in the groin, what is the point of maintaining NATO?
Russia is in no shape to annex anyone anymore, they have a difficult time maintaining what they already have. There are few actual threats to NATO anymore. The people from countries under NATO seem to hate the most powerful NATO member (USA) a great deal. And many european countries seem to do everything they can to hinder America, showing utter disdane for them.
Alternately, no one likes being undermined by the likes of france. So why bother? Why not just dissolve NATO right now? No one’s going to invade europe again for a long time. What’s the point in maintaining military bases in countries that won’t cooperate with them?