It was pointed out that these objectives have a dual character: strengthening the bloc and weakening the free-world powers.
They have a dual character: strengthening the bloc and weakening the free-world powers.
The new direction also took into account, even more than ever, the economic and political problems of free-world countries.
This provides Moscow with a comprehensive picture of the bargaining strengths and weaknesses of free-world traders.
When the Russians abruptly disappear from markets, free-world importers turn to free-world sources to make up the difference.
free-world imports from Communist China also dropped in the second half of 1953, though not so sharply as exports.
The Kremlin also sought to use trade to divide the Western powers and to increase the reliance of free-world nations on the bloc.