Cultural Revolution

Cultural Revolution
Cultural Revolution
a movement (1966-76) in the People's Republic of China initiated by MAO TSE-TUNG to strengthen his position and reduce elitism in social and cultural institutions: it resulted in social and economic chaos, political purges, etc.

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