This revolution was so important, millions of lives were never the same after the revolution, and it even influenced China up till today. Everyone was brainwashed about Chairman Mao as a god-like figure, whether if people liked it or not. The revolution also established a base for China’s communism. Today, due to the influence of the cultural revolution, many families are scarred. At that time, everyone stopped working and became revolutionary. Some workers no longer had to continue their labor. Students couldn’t receive education at that time, leaving them uneducated. Many intellectuals were repelled. Those who stayed in China were humiliated, others fled to foreign countries. Some were even humiliated to death or killed because of their “bad” background. For example, the girl in the book Red Scarf Girl was a hard-working girl, destined to be successful. But because of the revolution, she was humiliated by students in her school, and because of her “bad” social status, she wasn’t able to enter the High School she’s been longing to enter. With a father in prison, she lived in fear during that time. Her life was never the same, and she left China after. China would’ve become a developed instead of a developing country today if it wasn’t the revolution. What stayed the same, though, was that the end of the revolution did not change a single bit of the communist party ruling China today. Chinese people cannot vote for their desired leader, they are still limited in what they could do politically.