You are so bored that you answer spontaneously in an articulate, semi-formal short essay, “Well…Russia and the PRC actually didn’t get along too well. Stalin got along better with Nationalists (had treaty) and the USSR was the last nation to recall its embassy from Beijing. There was little support for the CCP from the Soviet Union during WWII. Stalin also kept Mao waiting three days at their meeting after the PRC had become established, during which they signed a treaty (Sino-Soviet Treaty of Friendship and Alliance 1950). During the 1955 Bandung Conference, China opposed colonialism, which would include the USSR policies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. The USSR also had ties to Xinjiang and encouraged revolts. When Stalin died, Mao was not seen as the new leader of the Communist movement, despite having contributed his own version of communism and participating in revolutions. Khrushchev was wary of Mao and didn’t lend support for developing nuclear weapons. 4.From Naughton, as well as through some of our other materials, you have been presented a basic picture of China’s economic history into the present era. Provide a clear summary describing the fundamental aspects of China’s economy from the late Imperial period (starting in the late 1700s) through to the end of the Mao era in 1978. Consider dividing your answer into 3 chronological parts. 1) Important factors and systems shaping the Chinese economy and markets in the 18thand 19thcenturies. 2) Factors, systems and changes during the Republican era (approximately 1900-1949) What were some of the main economic accomplishments of the Republican era (1900-1949)? What were some of that era’s greatest problems? 3) And likewise, what were the main factors, changes, accomplishments and failures of the Mao era (1949-1976)? Conclude by evaluating which era (the Republican or the Mao era) in your opinion contributed more overall to China’s long-term development: how so, and why?