a group of persons, businesses, etc., united for a particular purpose.
a group of legislators, usually of both major political parties, who vote together for some particular interest:
the farm bloc.
a group of nations that share common interests and usually act in concert in international affairs:
the Soviet bloc.
Contemporary Examples

Is Rafael Correa the Next Hugo Chavez? Mac Margolis August 21, 2013
New York City Bus Strike: A Cosy Cartel, Running Out of Gas Megan McArdle January 16, 2013
How the Fall of the Berlin Wall Radicalized Putin Masha Gessen November 8, 2014
Conservatives on the Wrong Side of History on Mandela, Most Other Things Michael Tomasky December 9, 2013
How Palin Helps Bloomberg Mark McKinnon November 16, 2009

Historical Examples

We’re Friends, Now Henry Hasse
East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
The Crime of the Congo Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
The War Upon Religion Rev. Francis A. Cunningham

a group of people or countries combined by a common interest or aim: the Soviet bloc


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