Expo ’74 in Spokane had unlikely pavilions. I bought brochures for both Soviet USSR & Republic of China at the same sale I found the Stamp Document and the Peter Max Stamp FDC Envelope.
Let us start with the Russian pavilion. The cover states it is the Soviet Pavilion & has USSR Expo ’74 next to the hammer and sickle symbol. The brochure is full of what I think of as propaganda on how wonderful life is in the USSR at the time. Maybe since I grew up in the Cold War period I am a bit bias on the old USSR. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics was created in 1921 and was dissolved in 1991. So, this is a little piece of history.
This is a pretty big booklet so I put the pages in a slide show format. Send me a note if you have difficulty with this format.
The next brochure is from the Republic of China formed in 1949 on Taiwan. In Chinese history, the Republic of China’s rule on mainland China (1912 to 1949) was preceded by the last imperial dynasty of China, the Qing dynasty. Its end was marked after the Nationalists lost the Chinese Civil War against the Communist Party of China (CPC). Then the Nationalists retreated to Taiwan while the CPC proclaimed the People’s Republic of China on mainland China. (Thanx Wiki for this information on China and USSR).
This is a lovely brochure describing their pavilion.