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Meaning of Cultural Revolution

Cul'tural Revolu'tion

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a radical sociopolitical movement in China c1966–71, led by Mao Zedong and characterized by military rule, terrorism, purges, restructuring of the educational system, etc. Cf. Gang of Four, Red Guard. Also called
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