China was one of the nations who came out of WWII with big gains. However, their internal struggle didn't end when WWII ended. Instead, the clashes between ideologies continued as the Communists backed the Nationalists into a corner when they captured one city after another, almost four years following WWII.
And then finally, when the last bastions of the Nationalists fell, the Communists declared victory in Tiananmen in Beijing. Seventy years later, China has prided itself with social, economic, and political progress, and looks to maintain its status as a world superpower moving forward.
But things aren't all that clear as tensions rise not just with the US but with Taiwan and Hong Kong as well. All of this rests on the shoulders of the current leader of the CPP, President Xi Jinping, and we can only wait and see how things will unfold for China.
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