Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CEMA)

note - also known as CMEA or Comecon, was established on 25 January 1949 and abolished 1 January 1991; its aim was to promote the development of socialist economies; there were 10 full members - Bulgaria, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, East Germany, Hungary, Mongolia, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union, Vietnam - one associate member - Yugoslavia - Afghanistan, Angola, China, Ethiopia, Finland, Iraq, North Korea, Laos, Mexico, Mozambique, Nicaragua, South Yemen; note - East Germany withdrew from CEMA in 1990