Themes Of The Cultural Revolution

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Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution also known as the Cultural revolution in China is a social / political movement, that wanted to force their brand of communism on China. It was a political and social movement that was lead by Mao Zedong. In Which Mao wanted to bring back Maoist Ideology and Maoist thinking into the people of China. Mao wanted to make Maoist a dominate force and a dominate ideology in the communist party of China. The Cultural Revolution in China is a result of the great leap forward that brought Mao Zedong back into power. It set off the Cultural revolution that changed china, dramatically from a political, social and cultural standpoint. The changes from the Cultural revolution…show more content…
The purge was one of the goals the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution also known as the Cultural revolution. They purged everyone from industry down to anyone that was against Mao Zedong or the cultural revolution. That included anyone who was deemed a counterrevolutionary or a threat to the cultural revolution or Mao Zedong. That’s why one of the major themes of the Cultural Revolution was the purges and purging of those who people were suspected of being against the cultural revolution. That’s why many of the people who were caught up in the cultural revolution we rounded up, accused of crimes and sent to reeducation camps to be reformed. The other main goal of the cultural revolution was the destruction of the four olds and Chinese traditional culture. They wanted to destroy traditional Chinese culture and traditions and replaced them with Maoist culture and traditions based on Mao…show more content…
It had a profound impact because those who were accused by the communist party of China or the Red Guards were often times sent to a labor camp to be reformed and often times never heard from again. It scared people in china because many of them didn’t want to be seen or heard of going against the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, the Communist party of China or Mao Zedong. That’s why fear of being labeled a counter revolutionary was terrifying for many ordinary Chinese citizens. It’s why people like Mao Bo who was impacted by the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution because he became disillusioned with the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and was accused of being a counter revolutionary and was sent to prison for simply thinking different and not towing the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
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