The Warsaw pact was created in the early hours of August 2, Poland declared its independence from the Soviet Union and signed the Warsaw pact with the French. It is one of the most important political alliances formed during the Cold war. The Warsaw pact, (formerly known as the European Security pact) was designed to create political balance among the member nations. In this way they were able to defend each other against any potential aggression by the Soviet Union.
Ever, since the formation of this alliance between the political leadership of Europe has tried to contain the spread of Soviet influence into their countries. At first the political leadership of Europe was eager to join the Anti Glasnia (Anti-Communist War) in Eastern Europe but the resistance from the united European block was too strong and so they remained neutral. However, in February, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) made an announcement that the United States will station three squadrons in the Middle East. The move was taken in an attempt to deter the Soviet Union from taking military advantage of the Middle East for its own goals.
During the early years of the Warsaw pact, the political leadership of Europe (led by the now current Polish President, Bronislav Kubus) worked very hard to build an economic bulwark against the ever increasing communist threat. This was done through heavy investment in infrastructure, education, research and development as well as creating the European Union itself. Poland, together with the Czech Republic and Hungary signed the Rome accord, opening up trade relations with all of Central and Eastern Europe. In fact, these two nations have become some of the most successful European economies today.
Despite the success of this political alliance, the Warsaw pact itself has had some serious drawbacks. The primary downfall has been the Soviet Union’s Warsaw Pact invasion of Prague and its subsequent occupation of the Western part of Prague. The political leadership of Europe (led by the now former Polish President, Bronislav Kubus) tried to fight a rear base but they ultimately lost the war due to a lack of support from their closest allies. It also seriously hurt the image of the European Union, which has had a lot of trouble dealing with the numerous member states of this organization, many of which are still suspicious of its motives.
Currently the greatest issue facing the political leadership of the European Union is the Iranian nuclear proliferation treaty. The pact allows Iran to become closer to international terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah and Hamas, all while giving them additional ways to get nuclear weapons. The EU, and particularly Germany, have long been one of the major countries pushing for stronger international terrorism punishments against Iran. Germany is one of the largest members of the World Trade Organization, and it would be in Germany’s best interest to keep Iran from getting nukes.
Germany and the EU are also in an ongoing dispute with Russia over the nuclear proliferation treaties. The EU wants to impose more sanctions on Russia in response to its behavior regarding the nuclear proliferation treaty. Meanwhile, Germany has made clear that it will not join any new member states of the European Union that welcome Russia into the neighborhood. This could mean war between the two nations.
The Warsaw Pact was signed in 1955 and came into effect six decades ago. Since then it has expanded to include twenty-four countries. Of these, eighteen are in the European continent, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Poland, and Spain. Of these, Spain is the only Latin American country involved in the pact. This makes the Spanish political leadership extremely nervous due to the possible impact on Spanish companies that do business anywhere in the world.
The question on everyone’s mind right now is “can the United States of America to protect itself from the effects of a nuclear proliferation treaty?” The answer is a resounding yes. Today the United States is the only country that is signatory to the Warsaw pact and one of only two that have deployed nuclear tipped warheads to protect Europe from Russian nuclear proliferation efforts. And that number is only growing as the years go by. While Russia is an international problem that must be solved, the United States is ahead of the game in the nuclear proliferation arena and its response time is fast.