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Dispatch dateline: Jul 3, 2019
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Why did the Sino-Soviet split occur?
PRECIS: Basically, Soviet Premier N. Kruschev, who also betrayed Stalin (“Khrushchev's Secret Speech, 'On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences,' Delivered at the Twentieth Party Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union,” February 25, 1956), started this fandango by trying desperately to appease the US bloc via "peaceful coexistence" and the abandonment of support for Third World revolutionaries. This move had been in turn precipitated by decades long acute hostility toward the Soviet Union by the capitalist world, led by the US. The Soviet posture in time detonated an over-reaction in China, which accused the Soviets of being "social imperialists". Subsequently, Beijing, deepening the split, welcomed Nixon in 1972, marking the start of a sordid period of collaboration with the western imperialists against the SU across the globe, from Chile (where they did not criticize Pinochet), to Afghanistan, where they sided with the US and Pakistan aiding the reactionary mujahedin), to Angola (where they armed and supported vicious CIA puppet Jonas Savimbi, thereby prolonging the agony of that nation). Eventually China came to its senses and rectified its schizoid policies, becoming once again a progressive factor in global affairs. Today, fortunately for humanity, Beijing and Moscow are once again close strategic partners.
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