The Cultural Revolution, was a time of large cultural change in China, started by the leader Mao Zedong. It happened from 1966 to 1976.
I want nothing but Communism for my people!
YOU'RE THE REASON FOR OUR HUNGER AND ALL THE DEATHS OF OUR PEOPLE.
The people started to blame Mao for the spread of hunger causing deaths of my citizens. Mao had to take measures into his own hands so he wouldn't lose his powerful position.
Mao started recruiting kids to be apart of a group called the Red Guard.
You all will be enlisted in a service called the Red Guard.
The Red Guard was a group of young people that went around teaching Mao's sayings. They also beat people who disagreed with Mao or didn't own or carry his book.
During the revolution, several important people in China were forced to leave. These people included Liu Shaoqi, head of state, and Deng Xiaoping, the secretary-general of the Communist Party of China.
The Cultural Revolution began to slow down in 1967, and ended in 1969. The Ninth National Party Congress was a meeting where the end of the Cultural Revolution was announced.