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The Cultural Revolution - China.

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Introduction

The Cultural Revolution The Cultural Revolution (CR, abbreviation), it might sound unfamiliar for most people. It broke out more than thirty years ago in China, and few people know what the CR meant and why it happened. What can be said for sure is that it made a big impact on almost all people in China including young students and it had impact even on a lot of people in the world. This section lets you learn the some aspects of the CR such as its history and impact. I tried research as reflective as I could. I hope it will bring you a opportunity to think about what is the CR. History The CR started in Oct, 1966 and ended in Oct, 1976. Indeed, The CR was threatening China for ten years. In the beginning, destructive groups such as Red Guards and The CR Authority grasped the power, and China drove into the severe confusion. ...read more.

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China appeared on the modern world stage with Chairman Mao's revolution, which culminated in the dynamic transformation of China from a feudal to a modern state. China's muscle flexing saw it enter into conflict with both the USSR and the USA as it found its own way forward. This way forward, however, ran into the quagmire, which was the Cultural Revolution. This Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was designed to harmonize the ideas of the Chinese people but the practical effects were millions of people persecuted, tortured or killed in "mass political campaigns". Up to 1 million people are said to have died in this pogrom, which began in 1966 and ended in 1976, on Mao's death on 9th September, with 83 years of age. This Cultural Revolution brings into question whether or not Mao was mentally fit to govern his country as he entered third age and has been described as "the greatest error and the most serious step backwards in the history of Socialism in China" by the Chinese Communist Party. ...read more.

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In Nepal, Baburam Bhattarai is the leader of a strong guerrilla force which bases its ideals on Mao. This force intends to impose its ideas by the law of the gun, since the Marxist-Leninist Party, led by Kumar Nepal, is not making headway in the ballot box. In the Philippines, the Moslem guerrilla forces have become more influential than the Maoist guerrillas of the 1970s and 1980s. The other main guerrilla force in Asia with Maoist principles is the Tamil Freedom Fighters in Sri Lanka. In South America, the Colombian FARC and the Peruvian Sendero Luminoso are nominally Maoist but the political force behind these movements is less and less connected with the Red Book of Chairman Mao are more and more driven by general leftist principles. In Europe, the Kosovar UCK, which receives support from many ex-Segurimini agents from Enver Hoxha's time, has some Albanian Maoist reminiscences, much diluted by the gun culture of the region and the greed for money through contraband. Forgotten at home and present as a distant ideal in a disjointed band of international terrorist organizations/freedom fighters, Mao's legacy is at most nebulous, if not non-existent. ...read more.

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