After NATO was brought to life in 1949, the Soviet Union then decided to buid up its own military alliance, the Warsaw Pact. The then Soviet Union and seven more European socialist states joined the treaty on May, 14, 1955.
Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania made up the members of the Warsaw Pact. The Warsaw Treaty pledged the mutual defense of any member who is attacked; relations among the treaty signatories were based upon mutual non-interference in the internal affairs of the member countries, respect for national sovereignty, and political independence.
55 years ago the Warsaw Treaty was a huge part of the Cold War. Now The Warsaw Treaty has been history since July 1, 1991. Seems that NATO should have been history with it…
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