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The Warsaw Pact

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Jordan Hill

on 23 February 2011

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The Warsaw Pact The Warsaw Pact was the nickname given to the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance. The alliance included the Soviet Union, Albania (Who later left because of differences in beliefs), Bulgaria, Romania, East Germany, Hungary, Poland, and Czechoslovakia. Key Warsaw Pact figures. From right; East German Defense Minister Heinz Hoffmann, Polish Premier Wojciech Jaruzelski, Warsaw Pact Commander in Chief Viktor Kulikov, and Czechoslovakian Defense Minister Martin Dzúr discussing Warsaw Pact man maneuvers in Poland, March 1981. The Warsaw Pact was created to organize resistance to the alliance, NATO. NATO included the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Denmark, Iceland, Italy, Norway, Portugal, Belgium, Netherlands, and Luxembourg. NATO NATO is still an alliance today but has grown in supporing countries. After NATO was created, The Soviet Union felt it had to retaliate, so The Warsaw Pact was born. In the Warsaw Pact, it states that all members would defend each other if one or more of the other members were attacked. The Pact supported each other and fought together during the cold war. The members of the Warsaw Pact were worried that the Western Nations would attack or try to take over them because of their communist beliefs. The Treaty was created in 1955 The Warsaw Pact was dispanded in1991 The Warsaw Pact was created as a defense mechanism against the Westeren Nations, who threatened their communist rule. The Pact despised NATO and tried to keep them from gaining power. They had their own troops and flag. Eventually, the Pact disbanded because The Soviet Union collapsed and many Communist places fell to democratic rule. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warsaw_Pact

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http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/2WWwarsawpact.htm http://www.wordiq.com/definition/Warsaw_pact http://static.howstuffworks.com/gif/willow/general-cold-war-history0.jpg This is a Political cartoon that represents the struggle between the Warsaw Pact and NATO. Both alliances had great nuclear powers that they were willing to use at the drop of a hat. The Warsaw Pact troops occupied many of the Soviet Union's cities during the war Bibliography: Discussion Question: The Warsaw Pact was eventually stopped, what do you think would have happened to America and the rest of the world if it hadn't been disbanded? The Warsaw Pact greatly affected America because of our country's great hatred of communism and our support of NATO. The U.S despised The Warsaw Pact.
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