NATO and Warsaw pact

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WARSAW PACT

  • Set up in 1955
  • It was the Soviet response to NATO
  • It was a military alliance of Eastern European countries that mirrored NATO
  • Although already had cominform but when western Germany joined NATO, it was too provocative to ignore

Members

  • Soviet union
  • Albania (until 1968)
  • Bulgaria
  • Czechoslovakia
  • East Germany
  • Hungary
  • Poland
  • Romania
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NATO (north Atlantic treaty organisation)

  • Set up in april 1949
  • It was set up in order to 'keep the USA in, and the USSR out'
  • It was an allience betweenthe USA and many of the countries in western Europe
  • It was a defensive military alliance
  • protecting the west from communism

Members

  • USA
  • Britain
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Iceland
  • Italy
  • Luxembourg
  • Holland
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Greece(1952)
  • West Germany (1955)
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