Revision tip and answer preparation
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.
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