Korean War - Outcomes for China and USSR

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  • Created on: 04-04-17 21:19
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  • Outcomes of KW for China and USSR
    • Ch's military performance in K impressed world. Held USA to a draw.
    • Strengthened Ch/NK relationship
      • Possibly, USSR set Ch on road to nuclear power by leaving them alone to fight in K thus resentment
    • Sino-US relationship poor - adds to Western opposition to Ch membership of UN
    • Consolidates power of Mao's gov - national unity achieved thanks to "resist America" campaign. They used war to introduce greater repression.
    • Triumph for USSR
      • Comm military effectiveness shown
      • Tied Western powers to Asia and caused tensions between Western allies
      • Worryingly for USSR led to re-militarisation of Jp and WstGr

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