The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

In October 1955, the Soviet Union signed a secret agreement with China to provide it with a nuclear bomb by 1959. Not long after, Mao visited the Soviet Union for the second (and final) time. While there, he revealed in an impromptu speech his callous attitude towards the prospect of a third world war: “Let us imagine how many people would die if war breaks out. There are 2.7 billion people in the world, and a third could be lost. If it is a little higher it could be half. I say that if the …

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