Hundred Flowers CampaignChairman Mao learned from other totalitarian regimes that if the people could not criticize the government, their protest would eventually violently erupt. To prevent this from happening in China, he started the Hundred Flowers Campaign, encouraging criticism of the government. Until February 1, when Mao spoke out to encourage criticism, the campaign was not successful. The campaign ended later when Mao decided the criticism was too harsh.
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This is only here to make the timeline look bigger, so we can see what it will look like.Delete this later! Does anyone have any idea how we can make it show the individual years instead of every 10 years?