Revision tip and answer preparation

Revision tip

Use the information to draw up a table listing the so-called achievements of détente and why it was a sham.

Try to find at least seven points.

Answer preparation

As part of your revision, think about the arguments and facts you would use to explain:

  • why the USA tried to improve relations with China in the 1970s
  • what détente achieved in the 1970s
  • how far détente was successful in the 1970s
  • whether there was any genuine détente between East and West in the 1970s
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