HIST 405 Cold War

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HIST 405 Cold War
How did the Cold War affect the social and political climate in the United States…

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HIST 405 Cold War

HIST 405 Cold War

Discussions Week 7 All Students Posts 27 Pages 

How did the Cold War affect the social and political climate in the United States during the 1950s? In particular, how do you explain McCarthyism and the Red Scare? Can you think of any modern parallels to these events, when fear and paranoia threatened basic American liberties?  how did the Cold War affect the social and political climate in the US during the 1950s?…

Do you think that we could make any comparisons between generalized fear of the Soviet Union in American society at that time and generalized fears of the Middle East at this point in history?  How do we decide when to interfere and when not to interfere in the affairs of other countries? Are there any times when it would seem that intervening is the right thing to do?  Do you think we could make any connections to today’s political climate in our country regarding the free speech of anyone who looks like they are from the Middle East or are Muslim?  What were the causes and events that led to the end of the Cold War?

The Cold war left everlasting effects on the United States and its people. Screenings for loyalty to government and the fear of communists amongst the people left politics and public scared. With the Soviet Union testing nuclear weapons, the start of the Korean war and United States troop involvement left the people uneasy. Major political figures like…