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free world

noun, (often initial capital letters)
1.
the nations of the world that function chiefly under democratic and capitalistic systems rather than under totalitarianism or Communism.
Origin of free world
1945-1950
1945-50
Related forms
free-world, adjective
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  • It was pointed out that these objectives have a dual character: strengthening the bloc and weakening the free-world powers.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • They have a dual character: strengthening the bloc and weakening the free-world powers.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • The new direction also took into account, even more than ever, the economic and political problems of free-world countries.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • This provides Moscow with a comprehensive picture of the bargaining strengths and weaknesses of free-world traders.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • When the Russians abruptly disappear from markets, free-world importers turn to free-world sources to make up the difference.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • free-world imports from Communist China also dropped in the second half of 1953, though not so sharply as exports.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
  • The Kremlin also sought to use trade to divide the Western powers and to increase the reliance of free-world nations on the bloc.

    East-West Trade Trends Harold E. Stassen
British Dictionary definitions for free-world

Free World

noun
1.
the Free World, the non-Communist countries collectively, esp those that are actively anti-Communist
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