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How did China rise as a world power after 1949?

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There were multiple reasons for the rise of China during this period. First, and possibly most importantly, China emerged as a major superpower in the Communist bloc after the conclusion of the Second World War. Specifically, in the aftermath of the Sino-Soviet split (1956–60), Many Communists countries, such as Cuba, North Korea, and Vietnam, increasingly began to look to the Chinese Communist Party for moral rectitude and revolutionary inspiration. A significant reason for this was that the Soviet Party Secretary Khrushchev, after the death of Stalin in 1953, had begun to pursue a policy of détente with the West, whereas the PRC, under the leadership of Mao Zedong and Zhou Enlai, preached the revolution with militant zeal. Many countries, especially Yugoslavia, Albania, and North Korea, believed that the Soviet Union...

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