During the Cold War, satellite states of the Soviet Union included the People's Socialist Republic of Albania, the Polish People's Republic and the People's Republic of Bulgaria. From 1947 to 1967, the People's Republic of Romania was a satellite state.
The Czechoslovak Socialist Republic was a USSR satellite state from 1948 to 1989, while both the German Democratic Republic and the Hungarian People's Republic were satellites from 1949 to 1990. The Federal People's Republic of Yugoslavia was briefly considered a satellite state, as was the People's Republic of Albania. Some considered the Democratic Republic of Afghanistan a satellite state between 1978 to 1992. Between 1944 to 1949, the satellite states included the East Turkestan Republic.