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The Sino-Soviet Rupture and the Vietnam War

Roderick MacFarquhar

in The Origins of the Cultural Revolution

Published in print October 1997 | ISBN: 9780192149978
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670084 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192149978.003.0017
The Sino-Soviet Rupture and the Vietnam War

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This chapter examines the aggravation for the conflict between China and the Soviet Union during the early 1960s. After the January 1963 East Germany party congress, the CCP and the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) issued a series of polemics. The only point of agreement was that the situation was critical. While the Chinese believed that there was a serious threat against world communist movements, the Russians referred to serious differences on cardinal issues of policy. A major focus of the rival polemics was Yugoslavia.

Keywords: China; Soviet Union; political conflict; communist movement; Yugoslavia; international relations

Chapter.  11979 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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