How did the United States and the Soviet Union court third world countries?. World History

Cold War fears of communism penetration prompted U.S. intervention, sometimes openly, and often secretly, in Iran, the Philippines, Guatemala, El Salvador, Chile, the Congo, and elsewhere, and in the process the U.S. supported anti-communist but corrupt and authoritarian regimes. Indonesia received large amounts of Soviet and Eastern European aid, but that didn't prevent it from destroying the Indonesian Communist Party in 1965, butchering half a million suspected communists in the process. When the Americans refused to assist Egypt in building the Aswan Dam in the mid-1950s, Egypt developed a close relationship with the Soviet Union. However, neither superpower was able to completely dominate its supposed third world allies, many of whom resisted the role of pawns in superpower rivalries.

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