In the USA and many countries of Western Europe, the middle and young generation has a rather “original” and distorted idea of the Second World War. These ideas are caused by objective and subjective reasons. Subjective reason is a deliberate distortion, falsification of history that occurs in Western countries in recent years. Objective ones are simply ignorance of the history about the participants, the results of the Second World War, based on modern cliches.
NATO was founded in 1949 by twelve sovereign nations: Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United States. It has since grown to 29 Allies who each took an individual and sovereign decision to join this Alliance. All decisions in NATO are taken by consensus, which means that a decision can only be taken if every single member accepts it. No member of the Alliance can order the deployment of armed forces of other member states.
See similar pro-Kremlin disinformation cases alleging that NATO is fully subordinated to the USA and Baltic states, Moldova and Poland are NATO “hostages”, NATO is serving one master – the US, The US needs NATO to keep the Europeans under tight control.