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The Cultural revolution was basically a fight between Mao Zedong and other his followers to gain dominance over the CCP (Chinese communist party). If you have a better answer feel free to improve.

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because When Soviet Union collapsed, Cultural Revolution was launched by Chinese Communist Party chairman Mao Zedong during his last decade in power, He afraid that he will be collapsed like Soviet Union.

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because Mao lost his position as head of Government and wanted to retain the power so he got support from Lin Biao in 1966 the great Proletation Cultural Revolution Began :) I not sure if that any help??????

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ok i am in 7th grade but we talked about this in class

soo the cultural revolution was launch because to eliminate his political opponents and to allow cultural to come after the closing door

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Which leader was known for a Cultural Revolution?

Mao Zedong


When was the cultural revolution end?

It ended when Mao Zedong died, which was 1976.


What leader is known for launching China's Cultural Revolution in 1966?

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