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Mao was responsible for cultural revolution

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Scott Banks

on 11 March 2013

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Transcript of Mao was responsible for cultural revolution

The Cultural Revolution was a revolution from above Causes Conclusion Re-establish Mao's power base among the people.
There was an internal power struggle between Mao and Lin Biao, Deng Xiaoping and Liu Shaoqi.
Mao's belief that the economy became too liberal.
A genuine belief in Maoist thoughts and concern that his revolution had been highjacked Events during... Formation of the Red Guards.
Destruction of culture and the Four Olds.
Unparalleled violence supported by Mao.
Torturing of supposed counter revolutionaries.
Mao's political opponents targeted by mostly military formed Red Guards. Mao's support Gave his support to the Shanghai revolutionary rebels'.
Mao ordered the police to not intervene with the violence stating 'even firing blanks was unacceptable'.
Mao ordered that the schools not open for the academic year to allow students to gain 'revolutionary experience'.
In a rally held in Tienanmen square Mao adorned the armband of the Red Guards.
Mao stood to gain from the violent outbreaks, as he used the more militant Red Guards to remove key political opponents. Why Mao was responsible. He was responsible for the widespread terror caused by the Red Guards, by stating that students who violently terrorised Peaking were being 'too civilised'.
He actively encourage the violence at every possible opportunity.
It was after his statement of the Red Guard's being 'too civilised' that the first momentum was toppled.
Mao launched the Cultural Revolution in 1966 because he felt that Deng Xiaoping and Liu Shaoqi had hijacked 'his' revolution. By Banks and others Mao actively encourage violence Mao stood to gain vastly from the Revolution Mao political opponents were eventually targeted Helped Mao to re-establish power Mao felt his revolution had been hijacked Helped reinforce China socialism "Maoism" Allowed the killings of supposed rightists That'll do for that then. Mao put his wife in charge of the CRG
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