- The term refers to both the Bolshevik fighters established at the time of the 1917 Russian Revolution and also to the young, radical activists in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) who zealously carried out the Cultural Revolution. In the Soviet Union the Red Guard was supplanted by the permanent Red Army, and in the PRC, after initially endorsing the Red Guards and their actions, Mao Zedong ordered their disintegration in 1969 when their extremism and violence spiraled out of control.
Historical dictionary of Marxism. David Walker and Daniel Gray . 2014.
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