Sino-Soviet Border Conflict

Soviet Superpower

Russia 1969.1117

Sino-Soviet Border Conflict

The Cold War from the Soviet Union's view (17 November 1969)

Historical Map of Russia & the former Soviet Union

The Cuban Missile Crisis (1962) had brought the world to the brink of nuclear war. To avoid this danger, the Soviet Union and United States began working to reduce tensions.

Meanwhile, however, the Soviet Union and China had drifted apart and become rivals for leadership of the Communist world. In 1969, they even engaged in armed clashes over their disputed border.

Main Events

France withdraws from NATO's integrated military command and asks all non-French NATO troops to leave France

Soviet Union, Bulgaria, East Germany, Hungary and Poland invade Czechoslovakia to end Prague Spring reforms

Border conflict between Soviet Union and China

First humans land on moon

Apollo 11 lands US astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin on the moon

Strategic Arms Limitation Talks between Soviet Union and United States (SALT I)

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