Africa
 Europe had dominated
Africa in the 1800s and
first half of the 1900s.
 Countries in Africa
began demanding
freed...
Play it again Sam……
 Once again, the Soviet
Union considered this an
opportunity to spread
communism and began
to give mo...
Soviet Union Aid to Africa
 The Soviet Union gave military and economic aid
specifically to Angola, Mozambique, Egypt, Et...
American Response
 As can (hopefully) be
expected, America
responded by giving
money to:
 Prevent communism’s
spread and...
In Latin America
 Cuba was the first country in the Americas to become
communist.
 It is 90 miles south of America and r...
Castro as the boogeyman
 Castro became the ultimate
nightmare to Americans
afraid of communism’s
spread.
 With support f...
Finally, Nicaragua
 Rebels known as
Sandinistas overthrew
the government of
Nicaragua.
 They received help from
the Sovi...
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Communism in africa and latin america

  1. 1. Africa  Europe had dominated Africa in the 1800s and first half of the 1900s.  Countries in Africa began demanding freedom after World War II.
  2. 2. Play it again Sam……  Once again, the Soviet Union considered this an opportunity to spread communism and began to give money to revolutionaries.  America responded by giving money to countries to keep them non-communist.
  3. 3. Soviet Union Aid to Africa  The Soviet Union gave military and economic aid specifically to Angola, Mozambique, Egypt, Ethiopia, etc.  They also gave money for education to educate specifically about the benefits of communism.
  4. 4. American Response  As can (hopefully) be expected, America responded by giving money to:  Prevent communism’s spread and continue containment  And to prevent the domino theory from happening.
  5. 5. In Latin America  Cuba was the first country in the Americas to become communist.  It is 90 miles south of America and really scared our government.  Fidel Castro became a close ally of the Soviet Union and a war was narrowly averted during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  6. 6. Castro as the boogeyman  Castro became the ultimate nightmare to Americans afraid of communism’s spread.  With support from the USSR, Castro began trying to spread communism throughout Latin America.  In El Salvador, for example, American backed troops fought Soviet backed troops.
  7. 7. Finally, Nicaragua  Rebels known as Sandinistas overthrew the government of Nicaragua.  They received help from the Soviets and Cubans.  America in turn backed the Contras fight to restore freedom to Nicaragua.

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