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  1. red scarenoun

    a period of general fear of communists


  1. red scare

    The Red Scare is a term used to describe periods of intense anti-communist suspicion and fear in the United States. This term is most often associated with two historical periods: the first Red Scare (1917-1920), following the Russian Revolution and World War I, and the second Red Scare (1947–1957), during the Cold War and heightened fears of communist influence on American institutions and espionage by Soviet agents (often referred to as McCarthyism). These periods were marked by increased governmental suppression, mass arrests, and widespread fear of communist infiltration in American society.


  1. Red Scare

    The term Red Scare denotes the promotion of fear of a potential rise of communism or radical leftism, used by anti-leftist proponents. In the United States, the First Red Scare was about worker revolution and political radicalism. The Second Red Scare was focused on national and foreign communists influencing society, infiltrating the federal government, or both.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of red scare in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of red scare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Sherrod Brown:

    Before today, I thought, red scare McCarthyism was rightly relegated to the dustbin of history, any American citizen who fled communist repression – whether it be FDIC Chair Jelena McWilliams or OCC nominee Saule Omarova – should be lauded for their courage and conviction. I believe that my colleagues – from both sides of the aisle – will reject such character assassinations.

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