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Sino-Soviet and Sino-American Relations

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  • Q1
    Why was there ideological differences between China and the Soviet Union?
    Stalin wanted disunited China so the USSR could be dominant.
    Mao and Stalin hated each other.
    Khrushchev and Deng were suspicious of one another.
    Mao and Stalin disagreed over the nature of the proletariat.
  • Q2
    Why did the Great Leap Forward increase tension between PRC and the USSR?
    The PRC's politburo defected to the USSR.
    The Chinese peasants were places in communes.
    Soviet advisors and technicians advised against it.
    The USSR did not want the PRC's 5 year plans to seem more effective than their own.
  • Q3
    Why was de-Stalinisation cause tension between the PRC and USSR?
    Mao worried it undermined his authority.
    Zhou Enlai's son was married to Stalin's daughter.
    Mao and other high-level Chinese communists were not invited to Khrushchev's speech.
    Stalin was seen as a beloved comrade in the PRC.
  • Q4
    Why did the PRC enter the Korean War?
    It was an opportunity to antagonise the capitalists from America.
    Once it started, Mao felt obliged to enter.
    It was part of a long-term plan to make the Korean peninsula part of China.
    To capture Korean natural resources.
  • Q5
    What was the purpose of the Quemoy Crisis?
    To bring attention to the Taiwan question, and distract the USA.
    To encourage Eisenhower to visit China.
    To intimidate the USSR.
    To embarrass Jiang Jieshi and the Nationalists.
  • Q6
    The Beijing Meeting in October 1959 resolved the longstanding difference between Beijing and Moscow.
  • Q7
    Who dis (in no particular order)?
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    Lenin, Mao, Stalin, Engels, Marx
    Mao, Marx, Lenin Stalin, Rasputin
    Rasputin, Mao, Stalin, Marx, Lenin

    Lukanshenko, Engels, Marx, Stalin, Mao

  • Q8
    When Khrushchev fell from power in 1964, why didn't relations improve between the USSR and PRC?
    Khrushchev's son was even more hostile to the PRC.
    Mao's power was already waning by this point.
    The USSR promoted a coup d'etat in the PRC.
    The USSR called in their loans from the 1950 Treaty.
  • Q9
    Why was Albania a source of tension between the PRC and USSR?
    China walked out from the 1961 Moscow conference.
    The PRC was angered by the level of financial aid and technical assistance provided to Albania by the USSR.
    Albania recognised the PRC rather than the USSR as global leader.
    Albania was a neo-Stalinist regime.
  • Q10
    The USSR was neutral during the Sino-Indian War.
  • Q11
    What happened in 1969?
    The Beijing Meeting
    The Cultural Revolution
    The Cuban Missile Crisis
    The Sino-Soviet border conflict
  • Q12
    What was the 'loss of China'?
    The USA's failure to prevent Mao's victory in the Chinese Civil War.
    The USA's failure to add China to their sphere of influence following WWII.
    The USA's failure to negotiate an economic treaty with favourable terms.
    The USA's failure to incorporate China into their empire.
  • Q13
    What was the major diplomatic issue that caused Sino-American hostility between 1949-1971?
    CIA involvement in Tibet
    Recognition of Taiwan
    The Korean War
    Mao's fear of American intentions.
  • Q14
    Currently #1 song on Billboard's Top 100 List
    Easy on Me - Adele

    We don't talk about Bruno - Carolina Gaitan, Mauro Castillo, Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz & Encanto Cast

    Heat Waves - Glass Animals

    abcdefu - GAYLE
  • Q15
    What gesture did the US make that softened the PRC's approach to the USA?
    They sent examples of American music and films to show in Chinese movie theatres.
    They sent a cowboy hat and BBQ gift basket to Mao.
    They invited Mao to Washington for a leaders' summit.
    They recognised the PRC over the ROC at the UN.

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