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REASONS FOR RAPPROCHEMENT BETWEEN THE US AND CHINA

Previous bad relations:
· 1 October 1949- China declared Communist. Huge loss to
st

the US, who viewed China as theirs to protect- had spent lots
funding the Nationalists. Refused to see CCP as government
of China and propped up Taiwan, where…

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1 in 3 chance of them dropping a nuclear bomb on each
other.
· USA's concerns- the Soviet Union has reached strategic
parity- both have the same nuclear capability, and have
achieved Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD), which means
they both have the capability to destroy each other.
· China- Fear…

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