U.S/Soviet Union- 1 Ethiopia/Somalia- 0
The card game between the Soviet Union vs America, on Ethiopia and Somalia left the horns of Africa in turmoil, as a result of the post – cold war fight . Long pro – American, Ethiopia, a pre-industrial country with 50 million people, changed sides in 1977 followed by battalions of Cuban troops and military equipment’s plus million dollars in aid . The United States responded by mass supplies of arms and money into vulnerable neighboring Somalia, a desert strip of six million nomads ( Perlez , 1992.) Ethiopia was left devastated in thirty years of civil conflict, and a fragile state today, while in neighboring Somalia, now consider not – very – relevant by Washington , descended into civil conflict fought with the military attaché provided by the United State.