Chinese Cultural Revolution

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The Chinese Cultural Revolution "A revolution is not a dinner party or writing an essay or painting a picture or doing embroidery; it cannot be so refined, so leisurely and gentle, so temperate, kind, courteous, restrained and magnanimous"- Mao said in 1927 to a youth activist The reason for china to trying to become such a new generation was solely the opinion of Mao and his followers. Mao had seen the way the Russian revolution had gone astray and worried China would follow in its path. He mad four goals: to rectify China's communists, replace his successors with one more faithful, provide youth's with a revolutionary experience and achieve policy changes to make education,…show more content…
It was beyond ridiculous. When the Cultural Revolution was launched in 1966, it did not really have much effect until January 1967 when he actually began to overthrow the provincial party. What was he doing in that whole year? Hardly anything; forming his army to kill innocent people who did not even commit something to be considered a crime. Why were people not afraid of Mao? Why would they "worship" him if he killed and beat all these people? Simple; he used the red guard. Chinese Cultural Revolution p 69 Chinese Cultural Revolution p
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