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Original Poster - Mao and his successor Hua Guo Feng

Original Poster - Mao and his successor Hua Guo Feng


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Towards the end of Cultural Revolution, China went through an extremely embarrassing stage whereby a useless leader was appointed by Mao. Mao, realizing his deteriorating health problems, identified a man named HuaGuoFeng to succeed him. Hua had little political experience and at the time was a vice governor of HuNan province, where Mao grew up. No one not even within Mao's circles thought of Hua as a likely candidate, however, Hua was trusted by Mao and was appointed to be the next chairman. His lack of ability promised his term to be a short one, however, during Mao's campaign to appoint Hua, a famous slogan was developed by Mao that said the following: "If it's you who's taking care of it, I will not have to worry". Though Hua is long gone, the slogan stayed on to become a Chinese idiom to refer to those whose ability is rather limited and should NOT be trusted. The poster was developed by Beijing Revolution Committee in 1977, and was a present for the parents of those "Sent Down" Youth group. Sent Down Youth refers to the generation that was sent down to the country side to get reeducated during Cultural Revolution, many died of hunger or torture. Size: 30" L by 21" W.