More recently, the term "Allied forces" has also been used to describe the coalition of the Gulf War, as opposed to forces the Multi-National Forces in Iraq which are commonly referred to as "Coalition forces" or, as by the George W.
Bush administration, "the coalition of the willing".
Four countries, Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia and Turkey, preferred Russia, despite being members of NATO.
In Pakistan, 72% of respondents preferred ties to China, the largest margin of any country surveyed, while 46% of Bangladesh preferred India.
By allowing myself to see things in another perspective, my world has opened up to numerous possibilities.
According to this usage, allies become so not when concluding an alliance treaty but when struck by war.An alliance is a relationship among people, groups, or states that have joined together for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out among them. Alliances form in many settings, including political alliances, military alliances, and business alliances.