An alliance is a relationship among people, groups, or states that have joined together for mutual benefit or to achieve some common purpose, whether or not explicit agreement has been worked out among them. Members of an alliance are called allies. Alliances form in many settings, including political alliances, military alliances, and business alliances. When the term is used in the context of war or armed struggle, such associations may also be called allied powers, especially when discussing World War I or World War II. A formal military alliance is not required for being perceived as an ally—co-belligerence, fighting alongside …



5 May 2022 English

Notes of interest with links to documents in Cold War Eastern Europe. Links to photos, maps and compelling stories.

geographical areas of responsibility of Allied naval alliances FCO 28/120 87-88 Visual Maps of Czechoslovakia

LSE: London School of Economics and Political Science · 1 January 2017 English

As well as heralding a series of momentous changes within Soviet domestic politics and society, the death of Stalin on March 5, 1953 also brought forward important shifts of tone …

declaring its neutral position between the military alliances of NATO and the Warsaw Pact (the latter organization

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 French

A file containing documents concerning the internal political situation in West Berlin. Subjects covered in the file include the activities of neo-Nazis and the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany …

citizen's initiative. The SPD must look for "new alliances" between the classical working mens' movement

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

simultaneously dismantling the two military-political alliances - NATO and the Warsaw Pact - express their opposition opposition to the activities of those two alliances being extended to additional areas, particularly

The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

the leading role of the Party and on Poland's alliances. The declaration issued at the meeting demanded

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