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Unit 6: Modern World History

Lesson A: 20th Century Global Politics - The Cold War

Activity 2: Comparing China and the Soviet Union

When we think of the Cold War, we usually think about the United States and the U.S.S.R., the major players. But not long after World War II, the Soviet Union soon had a large and powerful companion in communism, China. In the previous unit, you learned about the Chinese Revolution and the rise of communism in China and the Soviet Union. Complete the three column sort to review the communist revolution in China and to compare the Chinese and Soviet communist systems.

Interactive Icon Directions: Using what you learned in the previous activity, compare communism in China with the Soviet Union. Read each item and then place it in the correct category. Use the buttons provided to check the latest move or, when you are done, check the whole question. Use the link below to review the content from the previous lesson.

Interactive Icon Mini Lesson: China and the U.S.S.R.

Printer Icon When you have completed the activity, print a copy of the answers and keep it in your notebook for reference.