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Archives, as noted above in chapter 1, shows that the administration hoped for a change in Chinese policy, but did not expect such a change until Mao left the scene. Recently unearthed documents from China, other foreign archives, and secondary sources published by Chinese scholars, however, demonstrate that Mao decided to seek rapprochement with the United States for two reasons of his own that reinforced each other. First, he wanted to end the chaos and self-isolation of the Cultural Revolution, yet continue to keep the Chinese people in line by whipping up anti-Soviet sentiment.

S. ” It also ordered that “Chairman Mao’s 30 a cold war turning point great instructions on ‘raising our vigilance and defending our motherland’ and ‘preparing for fighting a war’ must be followed resolutely, and a high alertness to the presence of the enemy must be established. You should overcome the status of lacking alertness because of peace, and should not look down upon the enemy. ” The language here is important, as Mao again used a foreign attack to garner domestic support for the party and his own power.

They are a tough group. We should relook at our own estimates. ” Furthermore, he wondered “if it is in our long term interest to let the Soviets knock them off. We must think through whether it is a safer world with China down, or should we look to keeping China strong? ” The administration had larger reasons for trying to keep a balance between Moscow and Beijing. “The Asians,” Nixon argued, “fear the Soviets first, and don’t want a collective security arrangement. They question this. They don’t want the Soviets as their protector.

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