The Cultural Revolution was a socio-political movement that lasted from 1966 to 1976. Set in motion by Mao Zedong, it was designed to further advance socialism by removing capitalist elements from Chinese society, and imposing Maoist orthodoxy within the Party. During its reign of terror, millions of people were persecuted and suffered abuses including torture, rape, imprisonment, and seizure of property. A large segment of the population was forcibly displaced, leaving many parts of the countryside deserted.
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