Warsaw Pact

Definitions

Economics

  • A "treaty of friendship, co-operation, and mutual assistance" including the Soviet Union and its satellite states in Central Europe. Signed in 1955, it included eight countries.

Military

  • noun a military alliance, consisting of the Soviet Union and other communist countries of Eastern Europe (e.g. Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, etc.), which disintegrated following the collapse of communism at the end of the 1980s
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