Map showing the
Iron Curtain border
Dwight Eisenhower was
the 34th American President who served in office from January 20, 1953 to January 20, 1961. One of the important events during his presidency was the
signing of the Warsaw Pact by the communist satellite
nations headed by the USSR.
Warsaw Pact Facts: Fast Fact Sheet
Fast, fun facts and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)
about the Warsaw Pact.
What was the Warsaw Pact? The Warsaw
Pact was a military and political alliance
between the USSR and seven communist
satellite nations behind the Iron Curtain.
What date was the Warsaw Pact signed? The date the
Warsaw Pact was signed was on May 14, 1955
during the Cold War. The treaty was signed
two weeks after West Germany was admitted
into NATO on May 5, 1955 with restrictive
provisions for West Germany to form an army.
What was the purpose of the Warsaw Pact?
The purpose of the Warsaw Pact was to form a
communist alliance to rival NATO in order to
support each other against any foreign
aggression from the West
Who was in the Warsaw Pact?
The members of the Warsaw Pact alliance were
the USSR, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, East
Germany, Hungary, Poland, Romania and
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Facts - 1:
was the name of the "impenetrable barrier" or border
between the Central and Eastern European countries of
the Soviet bloc, the sphere of influence of the Soviet
Union, and the rest of Europe during the Cold War.
History: At the end of WW2 the relationships
of the once Allied nations quickly deteriorated and the Soviet-American wartime
goodwill and cooperation degenerated into
Facts - 3:
History: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
was formed at Washington, D.C. on April 4, 1949 following the
Berlin Blockade. The purpose of
NATO was to provide collective security by creating a mutual defense
pact aimed at containing possible USSR aggression and blocking
Soviet expansion into Europe.
Facts - 4:
History: NATO originally
consisted of 12 countries - Belgium, Canada, Denmark,
France, Norway, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands,
Portugal, the United Kingdom and the United
Facts - 5: On May 5, 1955 West Germany
was admitted into NATO with the organization's support of West
Germany's rearmament and the establishment of the Bundeswehr, the
West German army and a West Germany air force.
Facts - 6: The USSR saw the
inclusion into NATO of West Germany as a direct threat
and condemned NATO as a warmongering alliance.
Facts - 7: Just two weeks
after the inclusion of West Germany into NATO, on May
14, 1955, the Warsaw Pact was signed as a military
alliance of communist countries to rival NATO.
Facts - 8: In accordance with
the United States policy of
restricting the spread of communism abroad, America
responded to the communist treaty by increasing the
number of NATO troops in Germany.
9: The Warsaw Pact
was an Eastern European version of NATO which was made
up of most of the satellite communist states in that
area and was dominated by the USSR.
Facts - 10: The countries that made up the Warsaw
Pact were: The USSR, Poland, East Germany,
Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania.
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11: The consequence of
the communist alliance was that from 1955 Europe was
divided into two armed camps consisting of NATO and the
Facts - 12:
The Communist alliance quickly
became a powerful political tool for the Soviets who were able to
harness the powers of the Pact's combined military force.
Facts - 13:
Although the Warsaw Pact was
said to be based on total equality of each member nation and mutual
non-interference in internal affairs, provided a mechanism for the
Soviets to exercise even tighter control over the other Communist
states and deter members from seeking greater autonomy.
Facts - 14:
The Hungarian Revolution
lasted for only 5 days, until November 4, 1956 and ended as 1,000
Russian tanks rolled into Budapest, Hungary.
Facts - 15:
Czechoslovakia broke free from Soviet rule in a short,
four month peaceful uprising now referred to as the
Prague Spring. the Prague Spring ended with a Soviet
invasion and an end to reform within Czechoslovakia.
Facts - 16:
presented the actions in Hungary and Czechoslovakia as
being carried out by the Warsaw Pact rather than by the
Facts - 17:
The establishment of NATO and the
Warsaw Pact provided the framework for the
military standoff that continued throughout the Cold War
(1945 - 1991). However, the alliances maintained the
balance of military power between the forces of the West
and East, and were of great importance in keeping
international peace and stability.
Facts - 18:
The Warsaw Pact was dissolved at the
end of the Cold War, after the break-up of the USSR in
Facts - 19:
In 1994 NATO offered former Warsaw
Pact members limited associations in the form of the
Partnership for Peace program.
20: Following the
9/11 terrorist attacks, the supportive response
from Russia led to the establishment of the NATO-Russia
Council in May 2002. The NATO-Russia Council gives
Russia an equal role with the NATO countries in
decision-making on policies to counter terrorism and
other security threats.
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