August 1, 1966 CE – The Chinese Government Makes the Cultural Revolution Official

August 1, 1966 CE – The Chinese Government Makes the Cultural Revolution OfficialRate this post Click to view full Infographic Under the leadership of Mao Zedong, the Communist Party of China launched an aggressive campaign to transform the nation by officially instating the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution with a decree on August 1, 1966. Chairman Mao and his government set out to institute socialism at the expense of any other ideology – capitalist, traditional or otherwise – by purging those who had taken the “capitalist road.” For more than a decade, Mao and his successors created a climate of fear in the process of consolidating political power. The seeds of […]