1. Western countries; (former) Western Bloc countries
Wikipedia definition
2. Western BlocThe Western Bloc or Capitalist Bloc during the Cold War refers to the powers allied with the United States and NATO against the Soviet Union and the Warsaw Pact. The latter were referred to as the Eastern Bloc, a more common term in English than Western Bloc, because the governments and press of the Western Bloc were more inclined to refer to themselves as the "Free World". At the end of World War II, the United States and the Soviet Union emerged as the two superpowers.
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