By : Elizabeth . Corwin
How the cultural revolution started
Mao Zedong fleet that the leadership in the Soviet Union was moving to far in a restitution direction. With that Mao order reassert authority over the chines government. Then Mao shut down the nation schools. Mao called for a massive youth mobilization to take the current party leaders to task for their embrace of bourgeois values and lack of revolutionary spirit. A personality cult quickly sprang up around Mao , similar to that witch existed for Josef Stalin , with different fractions of the movement claiming the true interpretation of Maoist thought.