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The Western Bloc during the Cold War refers to capitalist countries under the hegemony of the United States and NATO against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. The latter were referred to as the Eastern Bloc. The governments and press of the Western Bloc were more inclined to refer to themselves as the "Free World" or the "Western world", whereas the Eastern Bloc was often called the "Communist world or Second world".
Western Bloc associationsEdit
- Germany (from 1990)
- West Germany (1955-1990)
- Greece (from 1952)
- Spain (from 1982)
- Turkey (from 1952)
- United Kingdom
- United States
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