NATO AND THE WARSAW PACT

  • N. Wagner Documentation Services, SADF
Keywords: The origins and aims of NATO, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Yalta Agreement, Brussels Treaty of 17 March 1948, democratic structures, The origins and aims of the Warsaw Pact Organisation, communist opposition

Abstract

The origins and aims of NATOThe formation of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation had, as its basic origin, the fear of communist expansion. Ironically, it was Roosevelt and Churchill who were probably indirectly responsible in helping the spread of Soviet power. As a result of their sanctioning the Yalta Agreement and ,heir condonation, without any legal right, of Soviet military control over, inter alia, Manchuria and Korea, the basis was laid for communist expansionism in Eastern Europe.
Published
2012-02-28
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