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Rapprochement 601 Words You Need to Know

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Rapprochement 601 Words You Need to Know

/ræˈprɒʃ.mƃŋ/ (noun)


the establishment or renewal of friendly relations or an agreement between opposing groups or nations who used to be hostile toward each other, detente, reunion, compromise, accord, understanding, settlement, détente, reconciliation


In the late 1960s and early 1970s, there were indications that the United States and the People’s Republic of China were considering rapprochement. The escalating war in Vietnam led U.S. officials to look for ways to improve relations with Communist governments in Asia in the hopes that such a policy might lessen future conflict, undermine alliances between Communist countries, diplomatically isolate North Vietnam, and increase U.S. leverage against the Soviet Union. Likewise, Sino-Soviet tension contributed to the Chinese leadership’s desire for a rapprochement with the United States.

Source: https://history.state.gov/


hostility, antagonism, enmity

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