World: The Roll Call

The latest Communist state to side with Moscow in the Sino-Soviet dispute is Outer Mongolia, 615,000 sq. mi. of pastureland and rolling hills set smack between the two quarreling titans.

For several years, while both Russia and China poured economic assistance into the remote area, there was some question as to whose satellite Outer Mongolia would be. Then last October Russia did Outer Mongolia the favor of shouldering it into the U.N., and boosted its economic aid to $975 million, clearly overshadowing Peking's handout of $115 million. Last week the Central Committee of the...

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