1)As against these Western and Western sponsored
alliances, the Soviet Union and the socialist countries of Europe —Poland,
Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria and the German Democratic Republic
formed the Warsaw Pact. Under this pact, the Soviet Union stationed her troops
in these countries. However, the Soviet Union and the other members of the
Warsaw Pact did not have any military bases in other parts of the world. The
Soviet Union had treaties of friendship and mutual assistance with China.
2)It was in the year 1955.
3)The Warsaw Pact, so named because the treaty
was signed in Warsaw, included the Soviet Union, Albania, Poland, Romania,
Hungary, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Bulgaria as members.
4)The treaty called on the member states to come
to the defense of any member attacked by an outside force and it set up a
unified military command under Marshal Ivan S. Konev of the Soviet Union.