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What is the difference between these two sentences?

I would make sure your future will be bright.
I would make sure your future would be bright.

I understand that the first would signify conditions as in "If things aligned I would do X". I also know that the first line says that if things did align, I would 100% make your future bright. I am just not sure what the second "would" in the second line would mean.

And is it correct that the usage of dependent clause after a would line is independent of the first would? So like there is no backshift and it's just about what I want to express in that dependent sentence?

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