From the Pamphlet "International Trade And You",
Silverstone Chamber of Commerce, 1976

The North American Trade Organization ("N.A.T.O.") is a descendant of the Canadian/Mexican trade pact of 1921. That pact, designed to lower or eliminate tariffs between the two countries, was almost immediately modified to add The Nation. Several additional signees were added over the next twenty years: California in 1926, New England in 1927, the C.S.A. in 1935, and finally the Owen's Incorperacy in 1939...

...by the summer of 1943, all the members of the original trade pact had ratified the new "North American Trade Organization Pact" and the "N.A.T.O." trade board had its first meeting in December of 1943. Its first stated goal was to attempt to woo the remaining North American nations. However, political differences – and, indeed, occasional armed belligerence! – kept several nations from signing on for years. In fact, it was not until 1966 – just ten years ago – that Texas became the final North American nation to sign the pact...

...In recent years, "N.A.T.O." has begun negotiations with several South American nations – in an attempt to create a bi-continental trade organization – and has spent much time in discussion with Britain, trying to smooth over the conflicts between the "N.A.T.O." and Dominion trade agreements which have always caused Canada such problems. It has also been called in on occasion to mediate nontrade-related treaties between several North American nations, whose own negotiations had become deadlocked...

N.A.T.O. - North American Trade Organization