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    The Chinese Red Guards

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    What did the Red Guards and other youth groups want to accomplish? Were their goals the same as or different than those of Chinese workers and Chinese peasants?

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    The Red Guards were a large mass movement of civilians in communist mainland China. They were made up of mostly urban students and other young people. They were put into action by China's leader Mao Zedong in 1966 and 1967, during the infamous Cultural Revolution. This is what they wanted to accomplish; essentially Mao's doctrine and goals, which included among other things closing schools and at the same time encouraging other students to join Red Guard units. These Red Guard units condemned and oppressed Chinese teachers and the intellectuals. They had large numbers of book ...

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    The solution explains the goals of the Chinese red Guards side by side with that of the Chinese workers and peasants.