While the United States and the ‘Western’ powers had a collective security organisation from 1949, the states under the influence of the Soviet Union did not create a similar organisation until 1955.
Read about the Warsaw Treaty Organisation
- What spurred the Soviet Union to create the Warsaw Treaty Organisation in 1955?
- Unlike NATO the Warsaw Treaty Organisation no longer exists. Why is that?
Have a look at the text of the treaty – which Article of the Warsaw Pact corresponds to article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty?
This map demonstrates the split between the Warsaw Pact states and the European NATO states.