Sino-Soviet Relations

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1. How did strategic and military issues play a part in further deterioration of Sino-Soviet realations after 1959?

  • Mao openly snubbed Khrushchev on his second visit to China, the Chinese beat the Russians to the top of Mt. Everest, Khrushchev withdrew the Russian rxpects helping with the Great Leap Forward
  • The Sino-Indian Border Conflict exposed important divisions between the USSR and China as Khrushchev publically criticised China's involvement and supported India sending $800 million in aid
  • The Great Leap Forward was publically criticised by Khrushchev,Mao refered to Khrushchev as a revisionist and argued that the announcement of the end of class struggle in Russia was a betrayal of Communism
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2. Why was the Korean War significant for Sino-Soviet relations?

  • It demonstrated the potential power of an alliance between USA and China but at the time this was merely an idea not a practical process
  • It consolidated the Sino-Soviet friendship and increased China's dependence on the USSR, the war proved China's worth as an ally for Russia
  • He wanted to unite the whole of China and he was concerned that the USA could use it as a base if the two countries were ever at war

3. What did the second Taiwan crisis show Mao?

  • That Khrushchev couldn't be relied upon to advance China's strategic interests, it confirmed Mao's belief that Khrushchev favoured compromise with Capitalism over revolution
  • Khrushchev refused to support China. he attempted to persuade Mao to stop the attack by offering to share the USSR's nuclear secrets but then changed his mind to creating a nuclear free Pacific

4. How did ideological divisions play a part in further deterioration of Sino-Soviet realations after 1959?

  • The Great Leap Forward was publically criticised by Khrushchev,Mao refered to Khrushchev as a revisionist and argued that the announcement of the end of class struggle in Russia was a betrayal of Communism
  • The Sino-Indian Border Conflict exposed important divisions between the USSR and China as Khrushchev publically criticised China's involvement and supported India sending $800 million in aid
  • Mao openly snubbed Khrushchev on his second visit to China, the Chinese beat the Russians to the top of Mt. Everest, Khrushchev withdrew the Russian rxpects helping with the Great Leap Forward

5. When was the Treaty of Frienship and Alliance signed?

  • 1930
  • 1960
  • 1950
  • 1940

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