The Taiwan Straits Crisis of 1958

4 April 2015
This paper examines the crisis in the Taiwan Straits in 1958 and focuses on U.S support after the incident.

This paper describes the crisis that occurred in 1958 when Chiang Kai-Shek placed Nationalist Chinese troops on the islands of Quemoy and Matsu in the Taiwan Straits. It focuses on the support of the US and USSR for their respective all.
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“In 1958 at the Chinese communist party congress Mao Zedong proposed the implementation of the Great Leap Forward in an attempt to modernize China and disengage from Soviet economic control. At the time, he was voted down. However, Mao was able to get Lin Biao, one of his allies, appointed to the central committee, thus changing the votes on the committee in his favor. Soon Mao was able to begin a “test phase” of the Great Leap Forward, and even this beginning brought great social and economic upheaval to China.”

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