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Mao zedong and chinas long march

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Social Studies High School

Mao Zedong and the Cultural Revolution

Mao Zedong, or Chairman Mao, lead the Chinese communist revolution and ruled China with an iron fist from 1949 to 1976. Mao’s communist philosophy changed the government, economy and lifestyle of all Chinese people. Mao wanted to eliminate anything considered to be foreign, elitist, or in any way opposed to the communist system. A group called the Red Guard helped make this a reality. In this public radio story the Red Guard tells their story.

World History II Communism Civics/Government

Story Length: 4:27

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AIR DATE: 02/04/2014

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