Impacts of the Cultural Revolution.

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  • What was the impact of the Cultural Revolution?
    • A million people died from torture, beatings and forced suicides.
      • Many people who survived the CR still faced psychological damage.
    • A whole generation of young people lost out on education.
    • Women lost their children.
    • Crime and low morals amongst young people increased.
    • The modernisation of China was delayed due to a lack of economic stability.
      • Production rates fell in factories and agricultural output dropped to 14% by 1967.
    • China became a militarised society due to the influence of the PLA.
    • There was a huge loss of Chinese heritage.
    • Intellectuals suffered the most. This caused a lack of trained experts for a decade.

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