Hundred flowers bloom:

China and the reasons behind the Cultural Revolution For about one hundred and fifty years from 1830s to 1948 China was in shambles. She was at the mercy of the West, Russia and Japan. The later part of Ching Dynasty was decadent and corrupt to the core. China at the earlier part of the Ching Dynasty under Kangsi and Chien Lung was all powerful and dynamic with a strong economy and military. Emperor Kangsi and Chien Lung always managed to drive away the barbaric Russians who made frequent incursions and invasions in the western part and north eastern part of China. Under Kangsi and Chien Lung China's political boundary extended beyond Lake Baikal and north of the Heilungchiang River ( the Russians called it Amur River in honour of the Russian pirate and buccaneer )who successfully invaded these lands in 1860s when China was weak. The Russians subsequently took away all Chi...

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