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Mao's Red Guard

Communist China

China’s economy improved in the early 1960s, but Chairman Mao didn’t like what he saw – an emerging market economy and privileged ruling class. This video looks at the Red Guard – created when Mao mobilised China’s youth to lead a cultural revolution by fanatically attacking the Four Olds – old ideas, culture, customs and habits – and brutally reinforcing a purer Communist ideology by whatever means it took.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2018
Duration: 11 min
Series: Communist China
Printable Resources: Yes

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