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The Nuclear War Between Russia and China That Almost Happened

War History Online Logo: MainLogo By Elisabeth Edwards of War History Online | Slide 1 of 6: In the early stages of the Cold War, Americans saw Soviet Russia and China as working together as one Communist "monster," threatening to destroy everything in its path. Both shared similar political values, and have been allies during multiple conflicts. China and Russia may be a united front today, but 50 years ago, they were locked in a potential nuclear war that threatened to annihilate both countries.

The Nuclear War Between Russia and China That Almost Happened

In the early stages of the Cold War, Americans saw Soviet Russia and China as working together as one Communist "monster," threatening to destroy everything in its path. Both shared similar political values, and have been allies during multiple conflicts. China and Russia may be a united front today, but 50 years ago, they were locked in a potential nuclear war that threatened to annihilate both countries.

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