Eastern Europe

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Eastern Europe during the Cold War

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From eastern + Europe

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Eastern Europe

  1. A socio-politic geographical area of eastern Europe usually including the European countries to the east of the Czech Republic, Poland and the Balkans, and to the west of the Urals.
    • 1996 — Dennis P. Hupchick & Harold E. Cox, A Concise Historical Atlas of Eastern Europe, map 3
      The Slavic peoples' ancestors entered Eastern Europe between the 5th and 7th centuries from their original common homeland.

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The boundaries of Eastern Europe are not always clearly defined. "Overlapping" occurs in such cases as those of Hungary, the Czech Republic and Poland. Numerous sources define Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia as Eastern European countries as well.

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