a.) he was disgusted by them (on ed).
to maintain control, the soviets created the "warsaw pact" in 1955. which is a military alliance tied with other soviet nations.
in addition, the soviet union brought nations under their control in eastern europe and made them into satellite nations. the main purpose for all of this, was to create a buffer to protect themselves against any type of invasion from the western nations.
this period was called pax romana which was an era of roman history marked by apparent peace and prosperity during the transition from the republican period to the imperial period, which brought stability to the roman empire and secured rome's authority over its provinces. the expression pax romana originates from the official language of the roman empire - latin - and means "roman peace". the policy of pax romana was applied throughout the empire.