the name applied to the former Communist states of eastern Europe, esp. during the existence of the Soviet Union
The Communist bloc included countries after the end of World War II which became linked by adherence to the ideology and practice of communism.
This scenario may sound like something from China or the pre-Glasnost communist bloc.
Less than a decade after the fall of the communist bloc, “Never Again” turned into “Here We Go Again.”
Exports of strategic items to any other communist bloc country are strictly controlled.