The relationship of U.S and China had been nonexistent but Nixon’s saw benefits from forming relationships with China. Nixon believed that forming a relationship would create a separation between China and the Soviet Union which would allow the U.S to gain an advantage against the communist powers. Nixon also thought by strengthening the relationships with China and becoming one its allies that China would have an influence on the battles of the North Vietnamese and South Vietnam. This would aid the U.S in the Vietnam war by having the backing of China to have the North Vietnamese reduce their involvement in south Vietnam. Nixon also understood that eradicating communist ideals in China was not an option and wanted to find a common ground in which they can set aside the beliefs in order to build a better world for future generations. Nixon’s visit did not completely unite the two nations, but the visit did set an example and also built up relations to be on a positive track moving forward. The improvement of relations helped with the Vietnam War which was one of the main reasons deemed that the building of the relationships with China would be beneficial when trying to deal with the Soviets and the North Vietnamese. This also led to an increase in trade between the U.S
AMH2020 Final Exam Spring 2020 - Take-Home Edition and China which benefited the American economy. Overall Nixon’s visit was the starting point of building diplomatic relations with communist China.
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