Week 5 Discussion 1 - Week 5 Discussion 1 Topic A The Impact of the Cold War in Latin America\/Africa\/Asia The twentieth century saw the rise of

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Week 5 Discussion 1 Topic A: The Impact of the Cold War in Latin America/Africa/Asia The twentieth century saw the rise of socialism in much of the developing world as formerly colonized countries saw it as a way to address some of the glaring inequalities. This brought fear to the United States, which saw these countries as a threat to its interests. How did the Cold War policies of the United States and the Soviet Union impact Latin America, Africa, and Asia? Choose at least one of these areas to address, and provide specific examples to support your discussion. What consequences of these policies do we face today? The Cold War policies of the United States and the Soviet Union impacted Latin America in several ways. First, U.S. foreign policy in the region focused on economic expansion and anti- communism, it resulted in many authoritarian leaders who were led by corporate interests. The Soviet Union would in turn support many insurgent groups in Latin America. Second, after 1989

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