Sino-Soviet Relations

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1. 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
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2. What did the Russian response to the Taiwan crisis of 1954 show?

  • The USSR was unwilling to help China achieve its military goals and indicated Khrushchev was worried Mao's illjudged foreign policy would lead to nuclear war
  • The USA was unwilling to help China achieve its military goals and indicated Khrushchev was worried Mao's illjudged foreign policy would lead to nuclear war

3. When did the USSR and China end diplomatic and trading relations?

  • March 1966
  • May 1967
  • March 1967
  • May 1966

4. 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

5. Why did Mao want Taiwan as part of his China?

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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

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