Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution

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Noun1.Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution - a radical reform in China initiated by Mao Zedong in 1965 and carried out largely by the Red Guard; intended to eliminate counterrevolutionary elements in the government it resulted in purges of the intellectuals and socioeconomic chaos
revolution - a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving; "the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution"
Cathay, China, Communist China, mainland China, People's Republic of China, PRC, Red China - a communist nation that covers a vast territory in eastern Asia; the most populous country in the world
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Two million intellectuals were slain in his 1960s Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution.
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The unprecedented Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution launched and directly led by him is such a typical practice both in politics and culture (Wang).
Wang Jin in September 1966 as part of China's Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. These murders mark the beginning and end of the old Red Guard violence in the Cultural Revolution, they say.
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That revolution ushered in Napoleon, just like the American revolutionary war preceded the civil war, the Chinese revolution brought about the great proletarian cultural revolution that decimated hundreds of thousands, and the Iranian revolution brought about Islamic fundamentalism.
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