chapter  5
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Soviet-Chinese Relations: The Experience of Two Decades

The Soviet-Chinese relationship since the Chinese Revolution is a remarkable story, the centerpiece of postwar international relations in Northeast Asia, and the most important of the many complex relationships within the community of Communist states. It is the story of a dream of ideological solidarity and partnership in world revolution that degenerated into a quarter century of fratricidal strife, contributing much to the collapse of both Soviet leadership of world communism and the movement itself.