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Basic Trope: China is the dominant world power 20 Minutes into the Future.

  • Straight: It's the year 2015. Chinese corporations dominated the global business world, and every modern technology throughout the world had converged and perfected in China.
  • Exaggerated:
    • China had literally conquered the world as early as the Yuan Dynasty. And then it collapsed and all the subsequent dynasties are ruled by Chinese ever since.
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    • The foreign powers forced China to open its market. China's products and cultural treasures proceeded to flood the global trade to the point that everything is made in China.
  • Downplayed: China is the world's manufacturer and leading exporter, but is virtually unheard of otherwise.
  • Justified: ???
  • Inverted: China was split into multiple provinces, each ruled by a foreign power throughout the world.
  • Subverted: China appears to be rising, but then it suffered a financial crisis and crashed, disintegrated into multiple states in the process.
  • Double Subverted: But China reunites again, this time with a more robust economics and military might than ever before.
  • Parodied: ???
  • Zigzagged: China had conquered the world once... but then abandons its hegemony due to infighting. But its culture remains practiced throughout the world... except it had diverged too far way from their tradition. And China returns to reunites the world before it collapsed and the whole world is dragged into China's reunification cycle.
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  • Averted: China has a powerful military, economical, technological and cultural influence capable of conquering the world... but is content to keep to their own borders.
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