The Warsaw Pact, 1955


The Warsaw Pact, 1955


  • Designed to counteract the threat of NATO.
  • Ensured protection for the Soviet Union.


  • The existence of two rival alliances in the Cold War - in the West NATO and in the East the Warsaw Pact.
  • Increased rivalry between the USA and the Soviet Union and intensified the arms race.

Overall summary

The Warsaw Pact was a response to NATO and ensured that the Soviet Union would be protected against any potential threat from the West, whilst also making sure that other Eastern European countries would not try to go against communism as the Warsaw Pact guaranteed protection during their weakened state. 


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