The Rise of the Great Nations

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The Rise of the Great Nations

Status:
Completed
Release:
2006
Country:
Chinese
Genre:
drama
The Rise of the Great Powers is a 12-part Chinese documentary television series produced by CCTV. It discusses the rise of nine great powers: Portugal, Spain, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Russia (Soviet Union), and the United States.The documentary "endorses the idea that China should study the experiences of nations and empires it once condemned as aggressors bent on exploitation and analyses the reasons why the nine nations rose to become great powers, from the Portuguese Empire to American hegemony. The series was produced by an "elite team of Chinese historians" who also briefed the Politburo on the subject." In the West the airing of Rise of the Great Powers has been seen as a sign that China is becoming increasingly open to discussing its growing international power and influence—referred to by the Chinese government as "China's peaceful rise.