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13/08/1966 China announces Cultural Revolution

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What Was China's Cultural Revolution and Why Was It So Violent?

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1960s China Cultural Revolution, Propaganda Film, Red Guard Destroy Bourgeois Signs

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China under Mao - The Cultural Revolution

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Chairman Mao Documentary The Cultural Revolution Destruction Of China

The Cultural Revolution was a sociopolitical movement in China from 1966 until 1976. Launched by Mao Zedong, then Chairman of the Communist Party of China, its stated goal was to preserve 'true' Communist ideology in the country by purging remnants of capitalist and traditional elements from Chinese society.
    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Early stage: mass movement 

    • Lin Biao phase 

    • "Gang of Four" and their downfall 

    • Aftermath 

    • Policy and effect 

    • Legacy