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Did Sino-Soviet rivalry generate conflicts in Africa during the Cold War?

Asked by Brian_Ghilliotti (294points) May 14th, 2017 from iPhone

Sino Soviet rivalry was a main undercurrent of conflict during the third Indochina War in Southeast Asia, where the Soviet backed Vietnamese invaded the Chinese backed Khemer Rouge regime in Cambodia. I am wondering if Chinese backed revolutions and coups in Africa generated counter-coups and counter-revolutions from the Soviets?

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Up until and during the cold-war era, there was little official involvement by either USSR/Russia or China. Most of the international involvement over the past few centuries has been Euro-American, in the form of slavery, colonization and missionary proselytizion

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