The Warsaw Pact Ends

Comrades Its Over

“Comrades It’s Over!”, an anticommunist poster celebrating a Soviet withdraw from Hungary.

One of the most significant events within the Cold War was the dissolution of the Soviet led Warsaw Pact. Created in 1955, the Warsaw Pact was the answer to West Germany’s admittance into NATO, which was seen as increasing the risk of war and threatening the security of “peaceable states” (The Warsaw Security Pact). Despite the Warsaw Pact’s charter claiming that social or political systems did not matter, all member states were communist. Continue reading