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What were the major events related to communism between 1949 and 1953 which alarmed the...

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jessmobster | Student, Grade 11 | eNoter

Posted March 15, 2012 at 10:11 AM via web

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What were the major events related to communism between 1949 and 1953 which alarmed the Amercian public?

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enotechris | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted March 21, 2012 at 8:03 AM (Answer #1)

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The Chinese Revolution in 1949 put the Communists in power in the most populous nation on Earth.  Prior to that time, China was loosely allied with the former Allied nations that had fought World War II, as China had opposed Imperial Japan in the 1930's.  Losing China changed the world's political balance.

At the conclusion of World War II, Korea was occupied by both the Soviet Union and the United States, but by 1950 the North, supported by the Soviet Union, had invaded the South, supported by the US and the United Nations.  This was the first actual "hot" conflict of the Cold War, which concluded in 1953.

 

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