motives for rapprochement

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    • US MOTIVES
      • nixn hoped chinese could put pressure on vietcong to negotiate peace settlement
      • nixon wanted to exploit sino-soviet split
      • nixon wanted to stop sov invasion of china because he didnt want china to become a russian satellite
      • nixon hoped friendship with USSR would allow US to focus its entire nuclear arsenal on USSR
    • CHINESE MOTIVES
      • Mao was worried about a pre-emptive soviet strike
      • china only had 3 real allies

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