Sino Soviet Split Essay

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Sino-Soviet Split
Thesis: The reasons for the Sino Soviet split can be placed upon the political, economic and social difference between the nations; especially the ideological differences.
Political
Long Term * Stalin feared Mao as a rival for the leadership of the communist world * Didn’t want the Cold War to spread to Asia * Stalin underestimated the CCP * Believed the GMD would be stronger, * Wanted the communists to unite * Even when the victory of the CCP seemed inevitable. * Mao became convinced that Stalin wanted a divided and weak China to leave the USSR dominant in Asia. * He saw Stalin's policies as self-interested rather than true revolutionary doctrines * The
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* Sino-Soviet border war, 1969 * The Chinese denounced the Soviets for not returning territory taken by the Russians in the last century. * In 1969, the frontier dispute erupted into a proper war. By August of the same year, there was a clear possibility of all-out war between the two Communist states, and thus the danger of the conflict turning nuclear. Fighting continued sporadically throughout most of the year. * In the end there was no escalation to a nuclear war. However the war dad brought the two greatest communist countries to the brink of it. 1969 is seen by n *
Economic

Long Term * The
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