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Rivalry between USSR and USA
Clash of civilisation
Soviets: Marxism ­ wanted to take over the world
US tried to expand its markets
US feared; soviets wanted to get rid of democratic and capitalist institutions
USSR feared; US would use money to dominate Europe and eventually destroy…

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Japan; US had helped make into a vibrant capitalist ally
1979 ­ Soviets invaded Afghanistan
US helped the mujahidin with missiles against communism
After 10 years in Afghanistan - soviet pulled out
Some of the mujahidin became members of the Taliban using the weapons the US provided
US spent money…


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