What Was China’s Cultural Revolution and Why Was It So Violent?

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In 1966, Mao Zedong launched his communist campaign, ending in the deaths of millions. So, what do we know about the Cultural Revolution?

Learn More:
New Yorker: The Cost of the Cultural Revolution, Fifty Years Later
http://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-cost-of-the-cultural-revolution-fifty-years-later

NPR: Newly Released Documents Detail Traumas of China’s Cultural Revolution
http://www.npr.org/2016/05/05/476873854/newly-released-documents-detail-traumas-of-chinas-cultural-revolution

New York Times: 50 Years of Communism in China
http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/asia/china-index-timeline.html

History: Cultural Revolution
http://www.history.com/topics/cultural-revolution

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