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Running head: McCarthysim and Anti-Communist Campaigns 1 Week 7 Assignment: Case Study McCarthyism and Anti-Communist Campaigns Tsering Dhondup Chamberlain College of Nursing Date 08/23/2020 HIST405N Dr. Glenda Mitchell
Running head: McCarthysim and Anti-Communist Campaigns 2 The end of World War II also marked the beginning of the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union. The differences in their ideology, fear of influence over each other, and the world at large, fear of war, leading to an arms race with no actual war. America entered a unique era of the Cold War, U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy was one of the prominent leaders of the anti-communist period during the early years of 1950. Senator McCarthy served as a Senator representing Wisconsin state from 1947 till his death in 1957. He gave now infamous speech in Wheeling, that portrayed communist as; agnostic, nonbeliever, a police state taking over means of economy and presiding over, in his own word “as a single enterprise” ( historymatters.gmu.edu ). Karl Marx (1818-1883), who is considered one of the founding fathers of communism, who inspired nations of communism led by soviet union with his publication of communist manifesto ( britannica.com ). McCarthy stressed on Karl Marx as one who mentioned god as nothing but a hoax. a state whose believes lies with god cannot co-exist in parallel with one that believes in communism. A state where justice, morality, love, and basic humanity is a dangerous thing. If communism spreads beyond Southeast Asia, he feared the thread would be beyond dividing the whole world into two parts. this immoral ideology would ultimately destroy mankind, exceeding the threat to the economic or political system. Senator McCarthy in his Wheeling “Enemies from Within” speech; declared that he has in his hand a list of government officials, who works for the U.S. government but accuses them of being communist sympathizers or communists themselves. He listed more than 205 government officials as part of it. Senator McCarthy quoted “When a great democracy is
Running head: McCarthysim and Anti-Communist Campaigns 3 destroyed, it will not be fro enemies from without, but rather because of enemies from within” ( historymatters.gmu.edu

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