Western Bloc

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The "three worlds" of the Cold War era, between AprilAugust 1975.
  1st World: Western Bloc led by the USA and its allies.
  2nd World: Eastern Bloc led by the USSR, China, and their allies.
  3rd World: Non-Aligned and neutral countries.
Political situation in Europe during the Cold War

The Western Bloc during the Cold War refers to the countries allied with 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 associations[edit]

 NATO[edit]

ANZUS[edit]

SEATO[edit]

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