Mao Zedong's Failure Of The Cultural Revolution In China

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Cultural Revolution
Tsun Hin Ng 9E

The Cultural Revolution was a movement that took place in China during 1966 to 1976 aiming to cancel traditional thoughts and practices such as confucianism and to strengthen the thoughts of communism. He also aimed to have a fair and equal community amongst the people.

Background Information – Before the Revolution

Before the Cultural Revolution, Mao launched a movement called the ‘Great Leap Forward’. This movement aimed on industrialising farming and agriculture procedures to solve the population’s problem in China. However, the movement failed leading to famine and 45 million deaths in just 4 years. This also caused Mao Zedong to lose significant amount of power and control over the people
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All types of authority was weakened and even destroyed. This meant that the power of the government has seriously weakened and production became slow and still. The massive attacks on teachers meant that education has to stop and the schools and universities were closed for entirely two years. Also, the CCP also stopped working and processing properly as many members were being attaked and local stores and organisations were closed down.

The country has fallen into complete chaos during 1966-1968, all laws and orders were broken down completely and there were no control. The economy was ruined, all the industrial agriculture progress made during the ‘Great Leap Forward’ was ruined and destroyed during the movement. Factories also stopped working due to the chaos and went back to traditional farming.

People who lived through the Cultural Revolution meant that they lost education rights and lose chances to learn and exceed. The excessive attacks on teachers and schools meant that they stop working and stopped for two entire years. Millions of people that lived through the Cultural Revolution mean that they lost chances for productive careers later on after the

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