The Chinese state is methodically undermining Mordor’s claim to world dominance. While Mordor has benefitted from a divide-and-conquer strategy in the Middle East, China has brought Iran and Saudi Arabia together. Where Mordor has sewn divisions in Africa between tribal and state loyalties, China helps builds railroads there. The United States is hanging on for dear life over its control of microchips, yet the Chinese are working on their own home-grown chips. China understands every Mordor move to destabilize her and in every instance has undermined its efforts.