The Impact of the Cultural Revolution
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In the first stage, from late 1969 to 1972, certain trends were in evidence which gradually eroded much of the impact of the Cultural Revolution. Reconstitution of the unit's Party organization after the Cultural Revolution was also a prolonged process. The process of Party reconstitution went through two stages. The first was "rectification", in which former Party members and cadres were examined for political faults and their membership confirmed. Second, the process of "reestablishing the Party" was started by a preparatory committee established in 1972 under the leadership of the People's Liberation Army representative. In general, the Cultural Revolution caused a decline in the social position of intellectuals. The Cultural Revolution influenced the general political atmosphere in the unit in several ways. The system of political control and education was strengthened, partly through the new system of worker supervision, partly by a general tightening of the political reporting network.