Effects Of The Red Scare

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The red Scare was like the salem witch trials. Communism and Socialism have had a bad effect on the Twentieth Century. These forms of governments have challenged the beliefs of other governments. They have created conflict and controversy. However, these two forms of governments are influential in the fact that they have played a valuable role in shaping modern day politics.Communism was responsible for the red scare and the cold war. For centuries, autocratic and repressive tsarist regimes ruled the country and most of the population lived under severe economic and social conditions. Russia 's badly organized and unsuccessful involvement in World War I. This lead on to a popular discontent with the government 's corruption and inefficiency.…show more content…
It was a war which prompted mass paranoia and caused what would be known as the Red Scare, beginning in 1919 and ending in 1921. First period of red scare began in June 1919, when the newly appointed US attorney general, A. Mitchell Palmer, was woken up by the explosion on his door steps. A bomber tripped over something, blowing himself up. It was later found that additional bombs had exploded on the doorsteps of other high-ranking government officials in at least 8 more cities. This was the start of the first Red Scare throughout the country. The Cold War was a direct conflict of ideas between Democracy and Communism. International politics were heavily shaped by the intense rivalry between these two great blocs of power and the political ideologies they represented: democracy in the case of the United States and its allies, and Communism in the case of the Soviet bloc. While the United States accused the USSR of seeking to expand Communism in Europe and Asia, the USSR viewed itself as the leader of history 's progressive forces and charged the United States with attempting to stamp out revolutionary activity wherever it arose. In 1946 and 1947, russia/solviet union helped bring Communist governments to power in Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary, and…show more content…
The anti-communist movement were already planted into American culture by the time that McCarthy came to senater or offics. Fried contends that McCarthyism already existed in our country long before his arrival but it was his actions that brought the hysteria to a fever pitch. This era takes with it a long lasting legacy that historians have studied through the decades. One of the grimmest legacies deals with McCarthy 's victims. His careful selection of these individuals sheds some light on his tactics and his motives that tried to lead him to his ultimate
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