Which Were the Communist Countries During the Cold War?

Most of the communist nations during the Cold War were Soviet satellite states such as Mongolia, Afghanistan, Albania, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland and East Germany. Aside from the Soviet satellite states, there were also nonaligned and pro-Soviet communist countries.

China, Albania and Yugoslavia were some of the communist countries that openly split with Russia to develop a different version of communism. The pro-Soviet communist nations that sympathized with the Soviet Union included South Yemen, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Benin, Angola, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Nicaragua and Cuba.

The Cold War was mainly between Western powers (the United States and its NATO allies) and the Easter Bloc powers (the Soviet Union and its Warsaw Pact allies). However, no communist nation was pro-Western during the cold war.