GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1967: Southern Yemen accepts Soviet economic aid, becoming the first and only Marxist Arab state.

The People's Democratic Republic of Yemen (Southern Yemen) is in economic shambles with the closure of the Suez Canal following the Six-Day War and the loss of British trade. The country accepts aid from the Soviet Union and other communist countries to stay afloat.

WWW Yemen Country Information
http://www.insidecountries.com/html /yemen_information.html

An overview of Yemen, including its history and its current state