Film Analysis: The Red Scare

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In 1947, just a few years after World War II, a threat resurfaced in the United States. This threat was known as the Red Scare. The Red Scare mainly revolved around the members of the C.P.U.S.A (Communist Party of the United States of America) that were based in the United States. These individuals were either believed to be spies within the state and federal government or they were there to slowly dissolve our government from the inside out, thus forcing us to a communistic way of living. Key components in the fear of communism is the Iron Curtain that was around Eastern Europe at that time, the resurgence of communist ideals in the entertainment industry, and the trial of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg. After World War II, Russia had set up a barrier around Eastern Europe. This barrier was a giant concrete wall and the entire country was thereafter sheltered from western influence. As the country wanted to keep their communist ideals and way of governing their people. However, this is what the government wanted, seeing as they were the ones with all of the power, but not what some people wanted. So, in an effort to leave their oppressive leaders, they emigrated to the United States. However, most U.S citizens saw them as spies and enemies. Even the ones that were already residing in the U.S.…show more content…
McCarthyism is the practice of making unfair accusations against a person or group without the proper evidence. The stars of this documentary were labeled as the Hollywood Ten. After people saw the film, people started to realize how prominent communism was in the entertainment and film industry. With this new form of corruption exposed, people were able to easily see the communist propaganda that was flowing through the system. Which is when people decide to search other parts of the system for similar

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