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Warsaw Pact table medal. Made in 1979. Probably made for a big Warschaupact exercise with military units from Hungary, Soviet Union, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria and Romania. In the star you can see the flags of the 5 countries and in their own language it says “Shield”. In the middle an AK47 with target and the year 1979. Made of bronze.
The Warsaw Pact was a military alliance of communist countries that existed between 1955 and 1991. It was established as a counterpart to NATO at the suggestion of Soviet party leader Nikita Khrushchev.
The treaty was signed on 14 May 1955 in the Polish capital, Warsaw, in response to NATO by the Soviet Union, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, the GDR, Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia. All but one of the communist states in Eastern Europe were members: only Yugoslavia was left out. The members of the pact promised to defend each other if one or more members were attacked.