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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

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    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.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aswan_Dam#Aswan_High_Dam_Politics_and_Funding

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