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This picture comes from getty images.In the picture we can see part of the Soviet Union’s flag and part of the U.S flag symbolizing the conflict between the two superpower nations. During the expansion of the Cold War Stalin’s Communist party wanted to spread communism wherever he could take over , the U.S didn’t agree with that idea and they were in constant war. The U.S had an advantage in this war their nuclear weapons. The Soviet Union had atomic bombs but the U.S had an H-bomb 1000 times more powerful. Racing against each other President Eisenhower spent billions of dollars on stockpiling nuclear weapons, planes, missiles and submarines needed to deliver a message and impact of the Soviet Union. Since this war went on for many years Eisenhower tried a new strategy , peace but this strategy didn’t work because the Soviet Union continued attacking so the Eisenhower Doctrine was passed it said that the U.S would use force to help any Middle Eastern nation threatened by communism. This had a great effect leaving the U.S with dominant presence in the Middle East it left a clear signal to all communist. The Eisenhower Doctrine sent a great message to all the U.s allies letting them know they are not alone and at the same time the U.S will protect their own interest.
The House Un-American Activities Committe(HUAC) was created by the House of Representatives in 1938. The House Un-American Activities Committe investigate possible insurgent activities by fascists, Nazis, or communist. In 1947 the movie industry was targeted by the HUAC and how the Hollywood Ten is connected to this committee
he Marshall plan aids Europe's economies:
In order to prevent Soviet Expansion, the U.S. Implemented a policy known as containment to keep communism within existing borders. It became a great success in Western Europe, that resulted in some negative consequences of severe food shortages, fuel, and medical supplies. Through this the Marshall Plan was approved by the United States Congress and gave about $13 billion dollars in grants and loans to Western Europe. This plan helped aid countries that needed a large amount of assistance and increase trade which boasted the American economy. Due to this the good relationships that the Marshall Plan created worked against the expansion of communism.
The Truman Doctrine is a Speech that President Truman had presented to congress on March 12th, 1947. Turkey and Greece were being threatened by the Soviets and communism and Truman demanded congress help aid both countries. He indicated that the Soviet Union was a regime that relied upon "oppression and terror". Truman also had indicated that "The Soviet Union was the center of all communist activity and movements throughout the world". The Truman Doctrine was a declaration of the Cold War and many were convinced that the United States was in a life or death struggle with the Soviet Union.
Anticommunist comic. In the 1950s, Americans were alarmed by charges that communists had infiltrated their government and other institutions. Cold War themes made their way into movies, television shows, and novels During the 1950s, there were many methods of propaganda against communism. Cold War themes made their way into movies, television shows, and novels. This image is the front cover of an anti-communist comic book. The title asks " Is This Tomorrow" showing the burning of the American flags and both communist and non communist soldiers fighting. The comic cover is showing us how it would be if communists took over America, America wouldn't be the same. This also persuaded many that we should fight for our country and not let communism in. Many kid comic books had anticommunist propaganda, for example, comic book hero Supermán battled the communist menace.
In the 1950s, the spread of communism raised concerns that American communist, some influential government positions were working for the enemy. The hunt for communists netted some spies, but it also disrupted the lives of thousands of innocent Americans.
Concern of spies in the U.S. was huge. Many people were being accused of giving the soviet information , like the Rosenbergs. They were charged for giving secret information to the soviets about nuclear science. The Roosenburgs insisted they were innocent , but it was found that they were guilty and were getting information from Ethel Rosenbergs brother who was working on the Manhattan Project. They were sentenced to death and died in 1953. Many say a death penalty was to harsh , but others believe it was a way to get the Rosenbergs to expose other soviet spies. They were the first American citizens to be executed for espionage(spying).