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A Red Scare is a widespread fear of a potential rise of communism, anarchism or other leftist ideologies by a society or state. It can be characterized as political propaganda. The "Red Scare" term is used to refer to two periods in the history of the United States.
The first Red Scare occurred after the World War I, following the Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917 led by Vladimir Lenin, and the subsequent wave of Communist revolutions throughout Europe. The first Red Scare climaxed in 1919–20, a period of unrest that became known as the “Red Summer.”
The second Red Scare occurred after World War II (1939–1945), and became known as "McCarthyism". American leaders tried to convince the public that they should be fearful of subversive Communist influence in their lives. "McCarthyism" produced series of investigations and hearings in an effort to expose supposed communist infiltration of various areas of the government of United States. It was supported by the American Legion and various anti-communist organizations.
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