the cultural revolution

by Cole spalding

how it started

the cultural revolution started in the 1960s when Chinese communist party leader Mao Zedong came to feel that current party leadership was too far in a revisionist direction with an emphasis on expertise rather than on ideological purity.

the red guards

the red guards started in 1966 a group of middle school students in Beijing named themselves chairman Mao 's red guards Mao's support for them led to the name "red guard"being adopted by groups who were sanctioned by Mao and his supporters to "rebel against the system " all over china taunting religions and elders.

how it effected the population

china's population was affected during this time because the one child policy was at large and many homeless died of food and water many had to commit suicide in public because of the red guards many also died because of scarce resources.

how this could happen today

this could happen today because we have may dictators like Kim Jong in north Korea could make a group similar to the red guards