Why did Sino-Soviet split occur after 1953?

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  • Created on: 04-05-15 10:59


  • Khrushchev pursued a policy of reconciliation with Tito, the Yugoslav leader, who previously refused implement Stalin's policy in 1948
  • Mao was heavily critical of Khrushchev's pursuit of improved relations with America and his policy of Peaceful Coexistence was seen as a weakness against capitalist power - heightened when he visited America in Sept 1959
  • Khrushchev's secret speech in February 1956 which denounced Stalin caused anger as he stated Stalin's ideology had errors but Mao had implemented Stalin's policies himself
  • Khrushchev heavily critical of Great Leap Forward


  • arguments arose over the USSR's refusal to reduce its ties to Mongolia which…


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