Sino-Soviet Relations

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1. Why was the alliance a fragile one?

  • Mao was treated as an instrument of Soviet power and the treaty heavily favoured the USSR
  • Khrushchev was treated as an instrument of Chinese power and the treaty heavily favoured the USSR
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2. When did the USSR and China end diplomatic and trading relations?

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

3. What did Mao believe Khrushchev to be?

  • An administrator who was concerned with organisation rather than change
  • An administrator who was concerned with change rather than organisation

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

  • 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
  • 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

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