History Doesn't Repeat Itself, But It Often Rhymes

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In the 1960s, Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong came to feel that the current party leadership in China, as in the Soviet Union, was moving too far in a revisionist direction, with an emphasis on expertise rather than on ideological purity. Mao’s own position in government had weakened after the failure of his “Great Leap Forward” (1958-60) and the economic crisis that followed. Mao gathered a group of radicals, including his wife Jiang Qing and defense minister Lin Biao, to help him attack current party leadership and reassert his authority.

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. He shut down the nation’s schools, calling for a massive youth mobilization to take current party leaders to task for their embrace of bourgeois values and lack of revolutionary spirit. In the months that followed, the movement escalated quickly as the students formed paramilitary groups called the Red Guards and attacked and harassed members of China’s elderly and intellectual population. A personality cult quickly sprang up around Mao, similar to that which existed for Josef Stalin, with different factions of the movement claiming the true interpretation of Maoist thought.

Just When You Thought You Knew Everything About Nudibranchs...

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All creatures great and small,
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35 Insanely Stunning And Unique Sea Slug Images That Will Mesmerize You

Wow! Who else has the urge to go diving and see these exquisite sea critters in person? Did you know that there are more than 3000 known species of sea slugs (Nudibranch)? Each one is so colorful and unusual, it was hard to limit it to just 35 images! 

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    Ardeadoris Egretta

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    Blue Sea Slug

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    Bonisa Nakaza

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    Chromodoris Leopardus

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    Dendronotus Iris

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    Dirona Albolinieata

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    Dragon Tail Nudibranch

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    Frosted Nudibranch

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    Janolus Sp

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    Jorunna Funebris

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    Lettuce Sea Slug

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    Nembrotha Cristata

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    Nembrotha Kubaryana

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    Notodoris Minor

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    Black And Gold Sapsucking Slug

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    Hermissenda Crassicornis

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    Peacock Nudibranch

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    Phyllidia Pustulosa

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    Phyllidia Sp

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    Phyllidiopsis Fissuratus

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    Redmargin Nudibranch

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    Spanish Dancer

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    Tritoniopsis Elegans

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    Unidentified Nudibranch

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    Pustulose Wart

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    Nudibranche à beignes

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    Phyllodesmium Poindimiei

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    Sakuraeolis Enosimensis

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    UnIdentified Nudibranch

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    Cyerce Elegans

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    UnIdentified Nudibranch

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    UnIdentified Nudibranch

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