Western Bloc

countries allied with the United States and NATO during the Cold War

The Western Bloc during the Cold War means the powers allied with the United States and NATO against the People's Republic of China or Russia and the CSTO and formerly against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact until 1991.

The political situation in Europe during the Cold War.

Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact were called the Eastern Bloc. This term was rather common, while the governments and press of the Western Bloc used to speak of themselves as the Free world.

1947–1991 Western Bloc associations

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* Indicates founding member state

 
Map of SEATO members in 1959, shown in blue

Middle East/North Africa Region

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Asia, Southeast Asian and Oceania Partners

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Others

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Post-1991 Western-aligned associations

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* Indicates pre-1991 member state

Middle Eastern Partners

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Asia, South East Asian and Oceania Partners

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Inter-American Partners

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Others

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