World History 2 245 - 14.3 The Non-Aligned Movement

By the end of this section, you will be able to:

  • Describe the relationship between Yugoslavia and the Soviet Union
  • Discuss the goals of the Non-Aligned Movement
  • Explain how Indonesia, India, and Egypt attempted to avoid joining either the Western or the Eastern Bloc
  • Identify the causes of the Israeli-Arab conflict in the Middle East

As the Soviet Union and the United States struggled for supremacy, they sought to attract the support of the world’s nations by offering financial aid, military support, and technical advice. Many countries were willing to align with one side or the other for a variety of reasons, sometimes ideological but often not. Some nations, however, resisted being drawn into either camp.

The content of this course has been taken from the free World History, Volume 2: from 1400 textbook by Openstax