The Pros And Cons Of China And The USSR

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Chapter 2
China and the USSR

The Sino-Soviet split, occurring during the time 1960-1989, was the decline of political and ideological relations between the People's Republic of China (PRC) and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) during the Cold War. China and the USSR were seen as the two largest communist states in the world during the 1960’s. The Chinese and Soviet national interests, and the governments' different interpretations of Marxism–Leninism was a resulting of the doctrinal separation.
In the 1950s and the 1960s, there was an ideological debate between the communist parties of the USSR and China, this led to a concern in the possibility of peaceful coexistence with the capitalist West. However, to the Chinese public, Mao Zedong, the president of the time, proposed an aggressive attitude towards capitalist countries, an initial rejection of
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China supported Pakistan's opposition to the Soviet Union's intervention in Afghanistan and is perceived by Pakistan as a regional counterweight to NATO and the United States. Furthermore, Pakistan was one of only two countries, along with Cuba, to offer crucial support for the PRC after the Tiananmen protests of 1989. China supports Pakistan's stance on Kashmir while Pakistan supports China on the issues of Xinjiang, Tibet, and Taiwan.
Chinese cooperation with Pakistan has reached economic high points, with substantial Chinese investment in Pakistani infrastructural expansion. Pakistan has served as China's main bridge between Muslim countries. By facilitating the 1972 Nixon visit to China Pakistan played an important role in the communication gap by bridging it between China and the West. The relationship between China and Pakistan has been described by Pakistan's ambassador to China as higher than the mountains, deeper than the oceans, stronger than steel, dearer than eyesight, sweeter than honey, and so

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