The Cultural Revolution in china
how it begian
- Mao Zedong launched the cultural revolution order to reassert his authority over the Chinese government
- Mao own position in government had weakend after the failure of his "great leap forward"
- Mao gathered a group of radicals including his wife and defense minister , to help him attacking current party leadership and reassert his authority
- The movement paralyzed China politically and significantly affected the country's economy and society
Who were the red gaurds?
- attacked and hurt members of china
- groups of militant university and high school students formed into paramilitary units as part of the Cultural Revolution (1966–76)
- These young people often wore green jackets similar to the uniforms of the Chinese army at the time, with red armbands attached to one of the sleeves
- the Red Guards who responded in August 1966 to his summons fancied themselves as new revolutionary rebels pledged to eliminating all remnants of the old culture in China
- Several million Red Guards journeyed to Beijing to meet with Mao
how it affected the population
- Millions of people were persecuted in the violent struggles
- a largely segment of the population was forcibly displaced
- many commented suicide
- the population had a great drop due to the Revolution
How It Could Happen to Day
This could happen today if a group decides to attack there someone to get there way of life.