A combination of countries, parties, or groups sharing a common purpose
a free-trade bloc
All together or all at the same time
An association of groups, especially nations, having a common interest and acting as a single political force
An alliance of countries with similar interests to the Soviet Union; (in later use) specifically the countries of eastern and central Europe under Soviet domination from the end of the Second World War (1939–45) until the collapse of the Soviet communist system (1989–91).
The countries of eastern and central Europe that were under Soviet domination from the end of World War II until the collapse of the Soviet communist system in 1989–91, usually considered to include Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia
An alliance of individuals, groups, or political parties supporting a shared communist cause (now rare).
A vote proportional in power to the number of people a delegate represents
A group of countries, most belonging to the Commonwealth of Nations, that formerly pegged their exchange rates to sterling or kept their reserves in sterling rather than gold or dollars. Also called sterling bloc