Warsaw-treaty-organization Definition


The strategic alliance of Communist countries (the Soviet Union and its European allies the GDR, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania and — until the 1960s break-up with Moscow — Albania) established by the Warsaw Pact treaty on May 14, 1955.

The Warsaw Treaty Organization claimed it needed to balance the 'threat' posed by NATO, thus justifying the Cold War arms race.

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