Accession Number:

ADA522419

Title:

Communist China's National Strategy Toward Latin America

Descriptive Note:

Thesis

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-08

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

Communist China over the past few years has made some strong foreign policy statements. These statements coupled with her joining the nuclear club have caused much speculation as to her actual policy as opposed to her spoken policy. The area of interest in this thesis is, as the title indicates, Latin America. To appraise Communist Chinas policy toward Latin America, this thesis first analyzes the strategic interest of Communist China in Latin America to include Communist ideology, foreign policy, and the strategic value of Latin America to the U. S. A.--the key target of Communist foreign policy. The military security, reservoir of raw materials, economic interests and political support that Latin America provides the U. S. A. is discussed as part of the strategic value of Latin America to the U. S. A. The vulnerabilities of Latin America to communism, Peking-style, are discussed to include the requirements for social reform and the deterrents to change in social conditions. A brief treatment is given to the population explosion, housing, poverty, vestiges of the feudal order, rate of economic growth, and inflation as social ills. A separate treatment is given to the vulnerability of Latin American intellectuals to communism--Peking-style.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE