Warsaw Pact


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Warsaw Pact

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a military treaty and association of E European countries, formed in 1955 by the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Romania: East Germany left in 1990; the remaining members dissolved the Pact in 1991

Warsaw Pact

1955 An East European defense treaty under Soviet leadership as a response to NATO. Signatory states were Albania (ceased to participate 1961, withdrew 1968), Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania, and USSR.
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Warsaw Pact

n the Warsaw Pactil patto di Varsavia
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Only when the Cold War was over and defence spending in the former Warsaw Pact countries fell from 20 to less than two per cent of GDP could these countries re-establish their civilian infrastructure and renew their industries.
We were inculcated with the fact that although the Warsaw Pact was composed of nominally independent states, their policies were dictated by, or subject to, approval by the Soviet Union.
Lyndon Johnson did not lift a hand to save the Czechs, when Warsaw Pact armies crushed "Prague Spring" in 1968.
The Warsaw Pact was a Soviet equivalent to NATO before the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
The heavy arms come from redundant equipment of the armies of the former Warsaw Pact, according to Hynek.
Well before Secretary Rumsfeld famously taunted reluctant Western European NATO allies as "Old Europe" while praising the recently allied East European countries as "New Europe," these former Warsaw pact members were also characterized in the literary world as the "Other Europe.
All US law-makers knew Russia did not have UNSC permits in its Chechnya wars in the 1990s, in Georgia in August 2008, etc - not to mention what the Soviets had done to those Warsaw Pact member-countries whose leaders had rebelled against Moscow before the first Soviet-Western Cold War ended.
In a memorandum marked SECRET UK US EYES ONLY, defence secretary John Nott informed prime minister Margaret Thatcher in December 1981 that the RAF was monitoring the hundreds of monthly flights through UK airspace by Warsaw Pact airliners.
In which capital did the member countries of NATO and the Warsaw Pact sign a major agreement on detente in 1975?
The Non-Aligned Movement was set up in 1961 at the height of the Cold War and was intended to be bloc of nations that sided neither with NATO nor the Warsaw Pact.
1991 The Warsaw Pact is officially dissolved at a meeting in Prague.
On the other hand, it behaved internationally as a maverick state that often defied the foreign policy positions of Moscow and even withdrew from the Warsaw Pact command structure after the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968.

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