World History 2 250 - 14.4 Global Tensions and Decolonization

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

  • Explain the reasons for Soviet intervention in Warsaw Pact nations in the 1950s and 1960s
  • Describe U.S. efforts to contain the spread of communism in Latin America and Asia
  • Explain the cause of the Sino-Soviet split
  • Discuss decolonization movements in Africa

The potential for conflict between the United States and the forces of communism was not limited to East Asia. Although this part of the world held the greatest risk of strife, and indeed several proxy wars were fought there in the decades following World War II, the contest between the United States and the Soviet Union spread to all parts of the globe.

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