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...this unbalance, where he proposes that this alliance was viewed by China as a major achievement in its juvenile history of the time, as for the Soviets this alliance was merely another “asset”. One observation that emerges in Stalin’s totalitarian regime was his ever increasing need to enforce control over his satellites, were eventually this would lead to an incursion into Chinese national interests. In stark contrast, Mao’s pushed for control and leadership of the communist world order, particularly after Stalin’s death, consequently hampered the already deepening rift. Thus, this alliance of friendship projects an illusion of equality, as in many aspects it was merely a smokescreen for Soviet domination, were Soviet me ntoring was at the expense of Chinese sovereignty, noted by Soviet occupation of Manchuria and in their controlling of key industrial sectors.
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