Czechoslovakia, the Soviet Union, Bulgaria, Romania, East Germany, Poland and Albania were the countries that comprised the Communist Bloc during the Cold War. Politicians also referred to it as the Iron Curtain, the Eastern Bloc or the Soviet Bloc. The Communist Bloc was a matter of contention between Europe and the Soviet Union as the struggle between the Soviet Union and the United States developed.Continue Reading
The Communist Bloc counties were held in the alliance by military force from the Soviet Union. The Red Army invaded countries such as Hungary and Czechoslovakia numerous times.
Puppet regimes elected through fraudulent elections controlled the Communist Bloc countries. Most of the countries were taken over through manipulative political plans and violent attacks on the citizens until a Communist regime was put into place. Citizen of the Communist Bloc countries were forbidden to practice religion due to the state atheism enacted by the government. Many civil liberties were violated while the Communist Bloc existed.
As the power of the Soviet Union waned during the 1980s, Communist Bloc countries began to revolt against the corrupted government systems. By 1989, the Communist Bloc was dissolved. The tearing down of the Berlin Wall on Nov. 9, 1989 marked the end of the Communist Bloc.Learn more about Types of Government
The United States, Canada, Australia, Barbados, France, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Jamaica, Peru, Chile, Sweden, Switzerland, Panama, Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Romania, Turkey and Portugal are all examples of capitalist countries. However, the degree of capitalism varies by country.Full Answer >
The countries in the Eastern Bloc were Poland, East German, Czechoslovakia, Hungry, Romania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. The Eastern Bloc was a group of countries in central and eastern Europe that were dominated by the USSR from the end of World War II until the collapse of the Soviet communist system.Full Answer >
Eastern Europe includes the countries of Russia, the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Romania, Moldova, Croatia, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Belarus, Serbia, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia. These countries are commonly grouped into the subregions of Eastern Europe, East Central Europe, the Baltics and the Balkans.Full Answer >
Stalin broke the agreements of the Yalta Conference by installing Communist governments and suppressing non-Communist political parties in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and Czechoslovakia after World War II. At Yalta, he had agreed to allow free democratic elections in all Soviet-occupied eastern European countries.Full Answer >