Sino-Soviet Relations

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  • Stalin feared Mao as a rival for leadership 

TREATY OF ALLIANCE;

  • signed after 2 months of negotiations because Mao didnt' watnt to sign
  • the Chinese were offended that they were receiving unfriendly treatment
  • even Khrushchev noted that it was an 'insult to Chinese people'

KOREAN WAR;

  • Stalin encouraged China to send troops to Korea eventually committing one million
  • Soviets forced the Chinese to pay for everything, $1.35 billion 
  • once Stalin died, it seemed as though the tension could be removed

THE SPLIT;

  • secret speech made by Khrushchev in 1956 denouncing Stalin
  • crashing of the Hungarian uprising showed that the USSR failed at containing revolutionary forces
  • Khrushchev's peaceful coexistence conflicted with Mao

KHRUSHCHEV'S VISIT TO BEIJING;

  • Khrushchev attempted to ease tension with Mao by visiting him in Beijing, 1958
  • however Mao made a point to make Khrushchev uncomfortable through giving him a hotel with no air conditioning in summer which was also plagued with mosquitoes
  • Mao held talks…

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