Sino-Soviet Relations

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1. 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
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2. Why was Mao's attempt to take Taiwan in 1954 unsucessful?

  • The response of the four superpowers
  • The response of the two superpowers
  • The response of the three superpowers

3. What was Russia's response to Mao's attempt to take Taiwan?

  • Publically Khrushchev agreed to retaliate against the US but privately he made it clear that he didn't want to be involved
  • The USA and Taiwan signed a Mutual Defense Treaty to guarantee Taiwanese independence, Eisenhower was encouraged to drop nuclear weapons but he refused

4. Why were the USSR and China still allies in 1958?

  • China had no other major allies and Russia hoped their relations would give them the upper hand in the Cold War. The USA remained ignorant of the tensions between China and the USSR
  • China had no other major allies and the USA hoped their relations would give them the upper hand in the Cold War. The USSR remained ignorant of the tensions between China and the USA

5. 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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