The Chinese Cultural Revolution During The Great Leap Forward

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The Chinese Cultural Revolution was led by a communist leader by the name of Mao Zedong. This movement took place in the 21th century, precisely in 1966, in China. It was believed that China’s development shaped the world we live in today. China was, and still is one of the greatest countries in the world. China has always been a powerful country. In previous centuries, it was part of the dominant superpowers. This country is still influential today. “Guerilla movements in Asia, Africa, and the Americas see the Cultural Revolution as proof of China’s determination to persevere its revolutionary élan and to root out any capitalistic or bureaucratic tendencies.” (Hunter, p.3-4)
The revolution took place during the Great Leap Forward. The Great Leap Forward was an economic and social campaign. It took place from 1956-1961, set off by the Communist Party. This led to famine which killed about 40 million people. A few years after all of the turmoil, Lin Biao, was the official successor of Mao Zedong. Lin claimed that because the borders were clashing with the U.S.S.R (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) that is when he introduced the martial law.
Capitalism is a political and economic system. It was a superpower historically, but still is influential to this day. The revolution is significant to our world today. It is the reason why Chinese people act the way they do. They do not get too involved with other people. They have developed new ideas and ways of life that the rest…

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