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Trade among Developing Countries

October 29, 1966 step up its military support. The continuance of U S bombing gives it the opportunity to do this since China cannot supply the anti-aircraft missiles and the rest of the elaborate air defence system which North Vietnam needs. Incidentally the stepping up of its assistance to North Vietnam also immunises it against Chinese charges of collaborating with the U S and so puts it in a better position to begin to respond to Ame rican feelers once North Vietnam has been brought under its wings. And should the deal involve, as is already being vaguely suggested, American concessions to Communist demands on the German problem, the Soviet Union should not find it impossible to persuade the European communist countries, ever terrified of the spectre of a nuclear-armed Germany, to give the go-by to the "sacred cause" in Asia.

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