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Warsaw Pact

Warsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance

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The so-called Warsaw Pact (formal name: ęWarsaw Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual AssistanceĽ) was purely a Soviet organization to create an illusion of the equality of satellite states. The foreign officers stationed in its HQ in Moscow didnít even have access to the floors of the Central Command and their role was that of messengers transmitting Soviet orders to the Defence Ministries and Central Committees of their respective states. They didnít participate in any decision-making meetings.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 08 Aug 2002


Flag of the Warsaw Pact?

No flag?

No flag existed for the Warsaw Pact. During the signing ceremony only the flags of the member-states were hoisted in Polish alphabetical order:

On the subsequent anniversaries also only those flags were shown, minus Albania, which was kicked-out in 1968.

Chrystian Kretowicz, 08 Aug 2002

Or yes flag?...

I have been increasingly maddeningly searching for a reliable image and/or description of the flag used by the Warsaw Pact. I found one and only one graphic (and no descriptions) for this flag on a Polish web site and it didnít seem proper simply because it was a red star on a red and pinkish background. The red star seemed embroidered but it would still not make good flag design. I donít even know if that was an accurate portrayal of the Warsaw Pact design since I have been completely unable to find any reference to this flag anywhere else on the internet.
John Niggley, 01 Jun 2000

I am right there with you I remember that site because at about the same date of your remark (I registered warsawpact.org about then) regarding that site I too was looking and had found it. That was some small fry site on the Polish Navy. After receiving negative replies from some vexillological people last year I stopped looking. But some good news may be in order; last week I found what appears to be the emblem at www.isn.ethz.ch. Although itís not a good flag design either itís at least something.
Christopher Etter, 27 Jun 2001

The picture of the Polish poster celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Pact is at www.theartofposter.com. There was a badge attributed to the Warsaw Pact which can be seen at: www.shsu.edu and www.warsawpact.org.
Chrystian Kretowicz, 08 Aug 2002