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Cultural Revolution Check For Understanding
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Reason for it?
Mao wished to regain some of his lost power & prestige he had lost after the Great Leap Forward -- which was failure.
Goal of Cultural Revolution
Sought to rid China of its old ways and create a society in which Peasants & physical labor were ideal.
Group that the communists sought to eliminate. Teachers, skilled workers, artists, etc.
Thought Intellectuals would wish to end communism, and bring back China's old ways.
Mao shut down schools, and converted students to carry out the work of the Cultural revolution.
Reign of Terror
Mao loses control of the Red Guards, as they travel across China, torturing, killing people believed to be corrupt. Like a witch hunt.
Civil War Like
By the late 1960's China was coming apart, as Mao sought to regain control of the Red Guards.
Little Red Book
Quotations from Chairman Mao, collections of his writings, political ideas, originally published to shape Chinese soldiers political beliefs.
After Effects of Cultural Revolution
Mao was able to regain control of the movement, but not before it caused terrible destruction. Civil authority & economic activity suffered heavily.
China's Historical Treasures
Great works of art such as scrolls, statues, & carvings were smashed, broken, burned, or destroyed by the Red Guards.
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