Committees & Agenda Items

Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

Agenda item: The Process of Sino-Soviet and its economical and social consequences

Year: 1968


The Sino-Soviet Split was a significant ideological and geopolitical rupture that emerged in the late 1950s between the two major communist powers, the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China. Stemming from differences in their interpretations of Marxist ideology and approaches to international communism, the split led to a deepening divide over issues such as leadership of the global communist movement and the path to achieving socialism. The ideological schism had early consequences on international politics, influencing the dynamics of the Cold War and altering alliances within the communist world. The split resulted in China pursuing an independent foreign policy, seeking to establish its leadership in the developing world, while the Soviet Union aimed to maintain its influence over Eastern Europe and the established communist order. This rupture not only reshaped the global balance of power but also had long-lasting impacts on the trajectory of both nations' domestic and foreign policies.