Internationally, Mao has gained another illustration of China's sensitive reaction to perceived threats to national security or territorial integrity. This will hinder efforts by China's neighbors to exploit the domestic rebellion into reality, which Mao is about to engulf his society. But it was also the beginning of a growing process of isolation that forced Mao to rethink his foreign policy a decade later.
. People's Republic of China, their brave leaders found their way to an inferior regime they captured, and then nurtured it into a major international power. The second decade was Mao's attempt to promote a continuous revolution in the country. The driving force of the continuous revolution was Mao's maxim that moral and ideological strength would overcome material limitations. A decade began and ended in a domestic uprising initiated by Chinese leaders.