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International Baccalaureate: History
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The improvement in Sino-US relations was the main factor promoting dtente between Russia and America in the years 1969-75. How far do you agree with this view?
Soviet fears of the ?yellow peril? dated back to 19th Century and were reignited by the Sino-Soviet split of the 1960s. Climaxing in 1969 when the Peoples Liberation Army ambushed Soviet troops along the Usuri River, who suffered 59 casualties: this action was perceived by Russia as evidence that the Chinese had designs on its territory. Furthermore, following Kissinger?s secret visit to China in July 1971, the previously internationally isolated China, gained international recognition. She was admitted into the UN with a permanent seat on the Security Council in October that year.
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