Accession Number:

ADA522381

Title:

Communist China's Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa: An Appraisal

Descriptive Note:

Research paper

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

80.0

Abstract:

The diversity prevalent in sub-Saharan Africa combined with the youthfulness of its countries and corresponding dependence on outside assistance has created a condition which could easily lead to Communist encroachment. Red China foresaw this possibility several years ago, and is in the position of vying with the Soviet Union for dominance in the region. Competing also are many nations of the Free World through major efforts by former colonial powers as well as international organizations. Communist Chinas strategy in the region evolves from her basic goals of extending Red Chinese hegemony over Asia, attaining status as a major world power, and achieving leadership over the world Communist movement. Africa stands second in terms of Red Chinas global priorities with the objectives there of increasing political influence, supplanting Russian influence where prevalent, and ejecting any Western oriented type of political system.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE