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Cultural revolution PowerPoint

  1. 1. Cultural Revolution<br />
  2. 2. Reviving the Revolution<br />After the failure of the Great Leap forward Mao felt that he needed to revive the revolutionary spirit.<br />He urged China’s young people to, “learn revolution by making revolution.”<br />Millions of young people left school and joined militia units called the Red Guards.<br />
  3. 3. Cultural Revolution<br />The Red Guards led to a major uprising known as the Cultural Revolution.<br />The goal of the Cultural Revolution was to create a classless society where everybody is equal.<br />
  4. 4. Goal of the Cultural Revolution<br />The peasant/worker was the person who was glorified in the Cultural Revolution.<br />The intellectual/artist was considered to be dangerous.<br />The Red Guards shut down schools, and universities. They began doing raids of homes of the wealthy.<br />People thought to have special privileges were sent to hard labor camps or jail where they were often worked to death.<br />
  5. 5. Four Olds<br />Four Olds were things Mao and the Red Guards felt China needed to get rid of in order to move forward.<br />The four olds were:<br />Old Customs<br />Old Culture<br />Old Habits<br />Old Ideas<br />
  6. 6. Results of Cultural Revolution<br />The Cultural Revolution resulted in widespread chaos, people were often turning on neighbors, friends, and enemies.<br />Production virtually stopped, and China seemed on the verge of civil war again.<br />By 1976 even Mao admitted the Cultural Revolution had to end and had the Red Guards disbanded.<br />
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