China is considered the seat of one of the oldest civilizations. A country and cultural region, China has been credited with creating many major inventions such as gunpowder and paper. Its ancient roots can be traced more than six millennia. This is reflected by their writing system, which has been continually used since 1200 BC. China was once ruled by a long line of emperors. The last emperor was overthrown in 1912 and China became a republic.
In the Great World War II, China was attacked by the USSR, in their Asian campaign to dominate the continent. The campaign was mostly successful, but with the Allied advances on the European front, the Soviet military eventually lost its might and had to retreat, leaving their spoils behind. On a map of Great World War II, China was coloured light blue meaning the Allies didn't support them quickly, but was invaded by the Soviets.