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 actual computers were identical but those supplied to the communist block had been 'slugged' to run more slowly.
Guided by a historical approach the article signed by Marusia Cirstea discusses the main events capitalising the ideological trends and the societal inputs that shaped the formation and then dissolution of the Communist block in Europe.
The fall of the Communist Block and the Soviet Union in 1989-1991 looms large; the Vietnamese leadership was unprepared for the shock, and attempts of creating a new Socialist front with China, North Korea and Cuba were basically pathetic (a 'lonely hearts club').
Romania is currently the only country in the former communist block where this process is still unfolding.
Apostolova, who says she got herself "from a Communist block of flats in Bulgaria to the top of a skyscraper in the heart of the City of London", was fired after she repeatedly interrupted Lord Sugar.
But the candidate who came "from a Communist block of flats in Bulgaria to the top of a skyscraper in the heart of the City of London" said afterwards: "Having seen the episode I don't feel embarrassed.
There were few parallels to the Green movement in the Communist Block, and if historians were to base their analysis on official government statistics it would seem that the environment in the Communist world was thriving.
She is one of those former residents of the Eastern European Communist block who seem to have a love of right-wing politics which I do not particularly favour.
At another level, the competition then was not as global as it is today, notably with the fall of the Communist block and the invasion of power hitters from the former Soviet nations.
Filmed in Bucharest, the piece seems straightforward enough, giving viewers stretched, panoramic, perpetually in-motion views of communist block housing, which appears unchanged despite the tumultuous events of the last two decades in that and other Central and Eastern European cities.
Most of us can still remember a time when Eastern Europe was part of the communist block and was viewed as a threat to our western values.
But like the rest of the former Communist block, the Kazakh biz suffered a post-Soviet slump.