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his US documentary about Chairman Mao. Imagine you are an apologist for his governmen
uld you explain away some of his more controversial policies?
       How did Sino-Soviet
    relations change during
 Aims    the Cold War?
    To find out about key events in Chairman Mao‟s life
     To map the changing relations between the USSR
                        and China
    To assess the strength of China‟s relations with the
                           USSR
 Your task
                  Extension
   On your chart, note down key events that effect
    the USA‟s relationship with the USSR. Is there a
    link between the changes in China‟s relations
    with the USSR and the USSR‟s relations with
    China?
                 Your task
   Read p.117-119 and note down:
   Reasons why the US might fear closer ties
    between the USSR and China
   Reasons why the US needn‟t have been worried
          US reasons to be fearful
   Communist takeover of China (1949)
   Mao had enormous respect for Stalin
   Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship (1950)
   Initially Mao respected Khrushchev, “the socialist camp
    must have one head, and that head can only be the
    USSR”
   Mao keen to take an active part in expanding world
    communism to prove loyalty to USSR
   Mao keen to receive Soviet military and economic aid
        US reasons to be hopeful
   Stalin initially reluctant to support Chinese
    Communist Party – Chinese Nationalists
    (Guomindang) provided useful defence against
    Japanese
   Potential for playing a game of „divide and rule‟
   Improving relations, e.g. „Ping Pong‟ diplomacy
    (1971), Nixon‟s visit to Beijing (1972)
Ling-Ling & Hsing-Hsing
Caption competition
                  Your task
   Read about the key terms of the Sino-Soviet
    Treaty (1950) on p.119-120 and complete the
    skills builder tasks on p.120.
   Read about China‟s involvement in the Korean
    War (p.120-1) and complete the skills builder
    tasks on p.121.
       Sino-Soviet Treaty (1950)
Achievements
 $300 million economic aid – esp. machinery &
  equipment, e.g. Henan aluminium plant, Hunan rare
  metals plant, Jiantan cable factory
 Shared military assistance
 Promise to restore Chinese sovereignty over Manchuria
       Sino-Soviet Treaty (1950)
Failures
 Mongolia remained part of Soviet sphere of influence

 No aid to help retake Taiwan

 No joint revolutionary strategy for East Asia
             Skills builder
What does the Treaty tell us about the relations
between China & USSR?

What do Sources A & B reveal about relations
between China & USSR. Look carefully at the
attributions
                   Your task
   Complete a table similar to the one below
   Write a judgement on how strong the Sino-
    Soviet relationship was, using at least 3 pieces of
    evidence from your chart.
                       Plenary




How accurately does this photograph (Beijing, 1958) demonstrate t
             nature of Sino-Soviet relations in the 1950s?
               Extension task
   97-100 (Sino-Soviet relations), 266-7 (reactions
    to Cuba), 292-4 (Cultural Revolution), 305-314
    (Détente)
   Also ….
                 Homework
   Read p. 123-6 and list the reasons why Sino-
    Soviet relations deteriorated after 1953.




                 Khrushchev waves goodbye, 1958