What were the eastern European countries whose policies were influenced by the soviet union called?
WARSAW Pact countries.
Why did it take longer for eastern European countries than western European to join the European Union?
Many countries from Eastern Europe have joined the European Union since 2004. This makes it easier for them to travel to other European countries to get work. A lot of people from eastern European countries have travelled to countries in western Europe where there is more work, so a lot of eastern Europeans have gone to the United Kingdom.
No Eastern European countries were 'occupied' by the Soviet Union (USSR) in 1988. All Eastern Europe countries had their own independent governments. The following Eastern European countries were members of the Warsaw Pact, which means they were allies of the USSR and followed an economic and foreign policy similar to the USSR: Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, German Democratic Republic, Hungary, Poland and Romania. However, some current Eastern European countries were states within the Soviet Union and whose…