Warsaw Pact

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Warsaw Pact

A military pact between the Soviet Union and a number of Eastern European countries that existed between 1955 and 1991. Members of the Warsaw Pact pledged mutual defense. It was established in response to the formation of NATO and was a key alliance during the Cold War.
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The author is apparently unaware of recently released Warsaw bloc war plans which lowered the nuclear threshold below the level established by the Americans in their "massive retaliation" doctrine in the 1950s.