Origin of bloc
Examples from the Web for bloc
Two years later, he had released all Soviet dissidents from prison and was beginning to loosen the reins on Soviet bloc countries.
Bloc voting for allies, and totally blanking your political foes, became the norm.Why Russia Hates The Bearded Lady: The Hairy Politics of Eurovision|Tim Teeman|May 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If this bloc of millions of Palestinians cannot vote, that will be an apartheid state.Exclusive: Kerry Warns Israel Could Become ‘An Apartheid State’|Josh Rogin|April 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But did The Hague just witness the emergence of a new bloc to bloc rivalry, triggered by events in the Ukraine?The West Can Ally Against Russia But It Needs Global Cooperation|Bruce Jones|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 1945, the place housed captured Nazis but by 1948 most of its prisoners were Soviet bloc spies.What Cold War CIA Interrogators Learned from the Nazis|Annie Jacobsen|February 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The export to the Soviet bloc of many other items is subject to limitations as to quantities permitted to be shipped.
The French Socialists were returned with important majorities, and the Bloc found itself stronger than ever before.The War Upon Religion|Rev. Francis A. Cunningham
Instead, the Sino-Soviet bloc had again shifted the world's attention to Africa.Hail to the Chief|Gordon Randall Garrett
Only $98 of the total went to Communist China, all the rest to the European bloc.
But the whole are really a bloc, the continental sense of which is rather different from our "block."A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1|George Saintsbury
British Dictionary definitions for bloc
Word Origin for bloc
Word Origin and History for bloc
1903, in reference to alliances in Continental politics, from French bloc "group, block," from Old French bloc "piece of wood" (see block (n.)).