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Red Guards refer to socialist or communist militia formed to instigate, support, or defend communist revolutions. Historically, they have consisted of armed workers as well as defectors, mutineers or decommissioned soldiers from the state's military. The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ... Communism - Wikipedia /**/ @import /w/skins-1. ... Lexington Minuteman representing militia minuteman John Parker A militia is a group of citizens organized to provide paramilitary service. ... A communist revolution is a proletarian revolution inspired by the ideas of Marxism that aims to replace capitalism with communism, normally with socialism (public ownership over the means of production) as an intermediate stage. ... In classical economics and all micro-economics labour is one of three factors of production, the others being land and capital. ... A defector is a person who gives up allegiance to one political entity in exchange for allegiance to another. ... Mutiny is the crime of conspiring to disobey orders that the mutineer is legally obliged to obey, for example by crew members of a ship. ... A reserve fleet or (less formally) mothball fleet is a collection of naval vessels that are fully equipped for fighting but are not currently needed. ... A Norwegian soldier (a Corporal, armed with an MP-5) A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment to defend that country or its interests. ...

The Red Guards in China were composed of students and were formed during the conflict within factions of the Chinese Communist Party during the Cultural Revolution. In the Peoples Republic of China, the Red Guards (紅衛兵) were civilians who were the frontline implementers of the Chinese Cultural Revolution (1960s-1970s). ... Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. ... Communist Party of China flag The Communist Party of China (Simplified Chinese: 中国共产党; Traditional Chinese: 中國共産黨; pinyin: Zhōnggu ngchǎndǎng) is the ruling party of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A poster during the Cultural Revolution. ...

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Red Guards (China) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1285 words)
Most Red Guards were youngsters in their mid-teens summoned by Chairman Mao Zedong to protect the forward progression of the Chinese Communist Party against "evil forces" such as imperialism and corruption, including those within the Communist Party who were identified as deviationists.
Red Guards could be found in all aspects of Chinese society from the Foreign Ministry down to supervision of siblings.
Those who suffered from the Red Guard barbarism during the Cultural Revolution are allowed to claim back the property they lost from the PRC government as long as they have some sort of "evidence" to prove their property; for example, a photo or ownership paper.
Red Guards (Russia) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (370 words)
Red Guards were the base for the forming of the Red Army.
In Petrograd, the head of the Red Guards (30,000 personnel) was Konstantin Yurenev.
During the revolution, training of the Red Guards was arranged by the Military Organization of the RSDLP.
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