What nation did the soviet union invade in 1979?
What prompted us president jimmy carter to withdraw the salt ll treaty from senate approval in 1979?
China conquered what was called North Vietnam in 111 BCE and ended its control over the Vietnamese in 939 CE. China invaded Vietnam in 1979 in response to Vietnam's 1978 invasion of Cambodia. Vietnam aligned itself with the Soviet Union during the Sino-Soviet Split and Cambodia under the Khmer Rhouge was aligned with China. China and Vietnam have a long and antagonistic history which remains to this day.
The USSR didn't make any invasions in 1979, but on New Year's Day 1980 they invaded Afghanistan. This was to shore up the Marxist Government that was then in power in Kabul, which was under threat from Mujahadeen Islamic rebels who had been inspired by the Iranian Revolution the previous year to seek the establishment of an Islamic state. had the Americans not helped the mujahadeen, the Russians might have won and perhaps established peace…