Chairman mao documentary the cultural revolution destruction of china chairman mao documentary the cultural revolution destruction of china chairman mao docu. Once in power, pol pot began a radical experiment to create an agrarian utopia inspired in part by mao zedong's cultural revolution which he had witnessed first-hand during a visit to communist china. During the mao's cultural revolution and pol pot's year 0, both of these dictatorships has the power to lead and easily to get young children to follow and can think for themselves whereas people cannot say anything against mao and pol pot. China supported the khmer rouge because pol pot was a disciple of mao zedong pot was educated in france and made his pilgrimage to china before his rise to power he sought to remake cambodia in the same way mao was remaking china, through a agrarian based revolution that reject the values imposed on them by colonial powers.
Pol pot had been influenced and impressed by china's cultural revolution under mao tse-tung, thus following that country's lead in evacuating cities and forcing people into a rural, farming. Pol pot followed mao's guerrilla tactics but his aim was somewhat different he wanted a return to year zero, a communist agrarian society with all traces of western, urban and aristocratic influences purged out. It was the primogenitor of the horrors of the bolshevik revolution, hitler's storm troopers, mao's cultural revolution, pol pot's slaughter and america's periodic mob uprisings, from shays.
Cultural revolution, in full great proletarian cultural revolution, chinese (pinyin) wuchanjieji wenhua dageming or (wade-giles romanization) wu-ch'an chieh-chi wen-hua ta ke-ming, upheaval launched by chinese communist party chairman mao zedong during his last decade in power (1966-76) to renew the spirit of the chinese revolution. Throughout the pol pot years, the diehards had the upper hand in peking, in spite of the arrest of the notorious gang of four only a few weeks after mao's death. Pol pot was not mao's wrath on capitalist country populace it was american mischief that triggered mass murders committed by pol pot just like how they made abu nidal terrorists paranoid and ended up killing each other until nobody was left, it was a psy op trickery that caused the cambodian genocide.
The majority of chinese art and architecture was destroyed during the cultural revolution i hate mao pol pot was even worse he killed people just because they were buddhist or muslim but he also killed professionals (including people who worse glasses), viets and chinese. Mao's cultural revolution caused the death of millions of people, but many died of hunger and ordinary chinese (who, unlike us, were there) blame mao's wife rather than mao himself stalin is held responsible for the death of millions by ukrainians, but only half a million people were killed by his order. Unlike pol pot's, china's revolution had failed to make everyone a slave overnight but mao's congratulations would prove premature new classes would soon emerge, and the catastrophic effects of khmer rouge policies on state and people were yet to hit with full force. This was a far more comprehensive cultural revolution than the one pol pot had observed in communist china religion was abolished, ethnic groups were forbidden to speak their language or follow their customs, the family unit ended, and political dissent ruthlessly eliminated.
That the cultural revolution was a result of mao's personal philosophy about the need for continual revolution and his skillful creation of a totalitarian regime where any criticism or independent thought was to be extinguished. Cultural revolution propaganda poster it depicts mao zedong, above a group of soldiers from the people's liberation armythe caption says, the chinese people's liberation army is the great school of mao zedong thought. Mao zedong, founder of the people's republic of china, qualifies as the greatest mass murderer in world history, an expert who had unprecedented access to official communist party archives said. 97 forummao an d the cultural revo lution in c hina forum mao and the cultural revolution in china commentaries on mao's last revolution and a reply by the authors one of the most important and tragic events in the latter half of the twentieth.
Mao launched the so-called cultural revolution (known in full as the great proletarian cultural revolution) in august 1966, at a meeting of the plenum of the central committee. Mao zedong launched the cultural revolution in china in response to new economic policies that threatened social equality new democratic policies that threatened social equality. So, pol pot was very much a nationalist (like hitler, stalin and mao), but also a committed communist who viewed the ussr, disparagingly, as 'revisionist' and idealised mao's 'cultural revolution' to the point of imitation, seeing 'the revolution' as primarily a peasant-based movement, rooted in the poorest, least educated rural.