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Shadow Cold War: The Sino-Soviet Competition for the Third World

Jeremy Friedman


The conflict between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War has long been understood in a global context, but this book delves deeper into the era to examine the competition between the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China for the leadership of the world revolution. When a world of newly independent states emerged from decolonization desperately poor and politically disorganized, Moscow and Beijing turned their focus to attracting these new entities, setting the stage for Sino–Soviet competition. Based on archival research from ten countries, including new materi ... More

Keywords: Cold War, Soviet Union, China, decolonization, Sino–Soviet competition, revolution, Asia, Africa, Latin America

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781469623764
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469623764.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jeremy Friedman, author