Eastern Bloc

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Eastern bloc

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the Eastern bloc politics (formerly) the Soviet bloc

Eastern Bloc

The Communist states of eastern Europe, including those of the Balkans. Its strength through cohesion has been weakened politically and economically since 1989.
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The new exemption applies to nationals from Poland, Hungary and other former eastern-bloc countries as well as Cyprus and some former member-states of Yugoslavia.
He recalled that new NATO member eastern-bloc countries were still using earlier eastern-bloc defense systems.
It came from the desire to put his tiny Eastern-bloc country on the hockey map.
The producers wanted to capture an eastern-bloc look -and apparently parts of Liverpool waterfront, the city centre and a bit of Birkenhead fitted the bill.
American ingenuity has bridged the communication gap with Eastern-bloc women through a language understood worldwide, Love.