Reasons for the Red Scare

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  • Reasons for the Red Scare
    • 1948, Czechoslovakia became communist under the influence of the Soviet Union
    • The Berlin Blockade of 1948-49, The Russians cut off access to West Berlin, showing that Stalin was unafraid of war between the USA
    • Russia developed their first atomic bomb, putting them on more level footing with the USA
    • China became communist in 1949
    • Many people in america were against communisim because they felt it went against the ideas of the American Dream.
    • Americans thought if communism spread it would threaten their way of life


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