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[[Image:‎ Prc-emblem.jpg|thumb|right|Emblem of the People's Republic of China]]
 
[[Image:‎ Prc-emblem.jpg|thumb|right|Emblem of the People's Republic of China]]
'''China''' (locally known as '''中国'''-'''Zhongguo''' (The Middle Kingdom in Mandarin)) is an eastern Eurasian civilization. China is notable for having a major influence on surrounding civilizations in Eastern Asia and being the oldest continuous nation on Earth, existing as as a political entity in some form or another more or less consistently since 221 BCE, after being unified by [[Emperor]] Qin Shi Huangdi despite the rise and fall of various dynasties. Between 476 and 1600, Chinese civilization was the most technologically advanced civilization on earth, having developed chemical explosives, movable type printing, the compass, civil service examinations, paper and Paper [[Currency|Money]] well before european civilization did. The most recent incarnation of China is the '''People's Republic of China''', a [[Communism|Communist]] Regieme founded by Mao Zedong in 1949 which is rising power undergoing massive economic growth.
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'''China''' (locally known as '''中国'''-'''Zhongguo''' (Mandarin: The Middle Kingdom)) is an eastern Eurasian civilization. China is notable for having a major influence on surrounding civilizations in Eastern Asia and being the oldest continuous nation on Earth, existing as as a political entity in some form or another more or less consistently since 221 BCE, after being unified by [[Emperor]] Qin Shi Huangdi despite the rise and fall of various dynasties. Between 476 and 1600, Chinese civilization was the most technologically advanced civilization on earth, having developed chemical explosives, movable type printing, the compass, civil service examinations, paper and Paper [[Currency|Money]] well before european civilization did. The most recent incarnation of China is the '''People's Republic of China''', a [[Communism|Communist]] Regieme founded by Mao Zedong in 1949 which is rising power undergoing massive economic growth.
  
 
== Periods in Chinese History ==
 
== Periods in Chinese History ==

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