Eastern Bloc

The term Eastern Bloc or Communist Bloc refers to the former communist states of Central and Eastern Europe, generally the Soviet Union and the countries of the Warsaw Pact. The terms Communist Bloc and Soviet Bloc were also used to denote groupings of states aligned with the Soviet Union, although these terms might include states outside Central and Eastern Europe.

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Soviet Defectors
... Eastern Bloc emigration and defection was a point of controversy during the Cold War ... restrictions were imposed by countries in the Eastern Bloc, which consisted of the Soviet Union and its satellite states in Central and Eastern Europe ... Eastern Bloc governments argued that strict limits to emigration were necessary to prevent a brain drain ...
Eastern Bloc - Terminology and Other Countries
... Use of the term "Eastern Bloc" generally refers to the "communist states of eastern Europe." Sometimes, more generally, they are referred to as "the countries of Eastern Europe under ... consider Yugoslavia to be a member of the Eastern Bloc ... Eastern Bloc was sometimes used interchangeably with the term Second World, and was opposed by the Western Bloc ...
Soviet Defectors - Emigration Restrictions - Legal Restrictive Mechanisms
... by one to three years in prison, even in cases where the destination was another Eastern Bloc country and (ii) illegal defection to a non-Eastern ... of various international accords, non-Soviet Eastern Bloc countries did not explicitly ban emigration ... Like in the Soviet Union, attempting to leave without permissions to a non-Eastern Bloc state was punishable as treason, with Albania and Romania invoking the death penalty for such offenses ...
List Of Soviet And Eastern Bloc Defectors
... War II, similar restrictions were put in place in non-Soviet countries of the Eastern Bloc, which consisted of the Communist states of Eastern Europe ... Though Albania was considered a minor member of the Eastern Bloc of Communist nations, there was one relatively important defector of a major intelligence officer in 1949 ... Numerous notable Eastern Bloc citizens defected to non-Eastern Bloc countries ...
Refugees Of The Greek Civil War - Refugee Children
... mothers for the children and assisted them in their journey to the Eastern Bloc ... According to some sources, the majority of the children sent to the Eastern Bloc had an Ethnic Macedonian origin and spoke their native Slav vernacular, but this is disputed by official KKE documents and statements ... Many of these children were spread throughout the Eastern Bloc by 1950 there were 5,132 children in Romania, 4,148 in Czechoslovakia, 3,590 in Poland, 2,859 in Hungary and 672 had been evacuated to Bulgaria ...

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