THE SOVIET EMPLOYMENT OF MILITARY STRENGTH FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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This paper seeks to demonstrate that changes in the nature of war and in the political organization of the world make it much more difficult for the Soviet Union to expand politically and territorially than did Germany and Japan when they made, and then partially enforced, their claim to a place in the sun. The doctrinaire Marxist belief that Communism must wax as capitalism wanes reinforces the caution and conservatism dictated by military and political considerations.