I don't quite agree with you on that. Especially the confrontation between rich and poor in all these third world countries - were or became a battlefield for USA (democracy and capitalism) contra Communism. Uncountable "freedomfighters" and revolutionary leaders were trained and educated in Moscow in regards to communist principles and techniques. At the same time the USA and the West trained it's "partners".
The idiology of communism prevailed throughout the world from 1918 onward and has now stopped massivly due to a lack of funding and training via Moscow. As long as rich and poor remains an issue - a communist or nowaday's termed "the new left" will always find his feeding grounds and necessity in regards to actions.
Instead of Moscow supporting armed movements - it is now the liberal - social oriented countries and "rouge" nations that get involved into the poor and rich conflicts. And as such they get into a conflict or confrontation with the US or conservative European countries.
The game hasn't changed IMHO - just the players on the socialist part. Lenins communism is dead, but the socio-political content of Marx and Engels is still alive.
Man who goes to bed with itchy bumb - wakes up with smelly finger - Confucius?
Last edited by Kruska; July 14th, 2010 at 13:12..