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The post-war years witnessed a "freedom explosion" across the globe, especially in Asia and Africa. Why did several of these new nations turn to the Soviet Union rather than the United States for support
One reason was idealistic; the communist philosophy appealed to some nations that had been ruled with no regard for workers and their rights.
A more important reason, though, was economic. The USSR and the US often vied to see which one could offer the most to these emerging nations.
This article reports a fairly typical situation.