Chinese Cultural Revolution

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Mao Zedong’s control of China’s communist government was a complete disaster. During the 1960s, Mao Zedong dictated the totalitarian government in China, he had absolute dominance over the state. During this time he controlled and exercised power over media, art, education and refused to accept Western Culture influence. His actions frightened his people and restricted all their rights as well. Zedong violated the rights of each individual, of society as well as the authority he exerted over the region.

Zedong abused his power and violated people’s rights in order to prove total authority over the country. For example, Zedong created a list of 39 Chinese professionals who rejected communism, these “reactionary bourgeois authorities” were discriminated against for wanting a democratic state; Zedong made sure that they were exposed (source 1). These people were extremely frightened because they were now targets against a rather communist society. Although the professionals who were put on the list were not eliminated, Mao Zedong made them an exhibit to society. The Cultural Revoluti...
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