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Discussion Questions


1. To what extent do you agree that "the danger of the Cuban Missile Crisis has been seriously exaggerated"?

2. To what extent were differences between China & the USSR the result of differing ideology?

3. Why was there a Sino-American detente in the 1970s, and to what extent was it successful?

4. How successful was Mao as a leader?

5. Was the Cold War inevitable? Was its end?

6. To what extent was the USSR successful in maintaining control over its satellite states?