Eastern Bloc

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Eastern bloc

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(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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Meanwhile, Muadin Bajrami, member of this Association, said that this issue has been regulated in all countries from the former communist bloc.
The term "third world" arose during the cold war to define countries that remained non-assigned with either NATO or the communist bloc.
Moreover, the Americans were particularly skeptical of recent friendly Egyptian relations with the Communist Bloc and thus the Administration insisted on cash payment.
The package replaced a 38-year-old Act that imposed trade sanctions on the Soviet Union for not allowing Jewish Russians and other persecuted minorities to emigrate from the Communist bloc.
Miliband's rhetoric, which is class-orientated, is reminiscent of the 1950s Eastern European Communist bloc countries who, only until recently, have been able to shed the mantle of Communist equality policies which so degraded their economy and personal lives.
Putin recalled that under the Soviet Union Moscow had supplied hugely-subsidised energy supplies to its Communist bloc satellites but insisted that post-Soviet Russia would only export hydrocarbons at market prices.
The panel construction was widely employed in communist Bulgaria between the 1950s and the 1980s a as well as in the Soviet Union and the rest of the Communist Bloc countries a as a fast and cheap way to house millions of people moved from rural areas to emerging urban hubs.
Unlike other communist bloc countries during the Cold War era, Yugoslavia had more access to consumer goods and developed its own socialist version of consumer culture that helped unite the country's multi-ethnic, multi-lingual society in the 1960s-70s.
The Strangers Bar at the Commons had become a favourite watering hole of Communist bloc agents in London.
Sonja Kramarska comments for Utrinski Vesnik that the example with Hungary shows that the countries from the former communist bloc need the European Union.
on arms exports, Japan has banned selling weapons to communist bloc countries,
She said Ramirez was the victim of a politicised process and criticised investigators for using archives of former communist bloc countries to help in the prosecution.