In his speech at Wheeling, WV, what information does McCarthy cite to show that America was losing the war against Communism?

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There are two main pieces of "information" that McCarthy gives to show that the US was losing the war against communism.

First, McCarthy gave numbers for how many people lived under communist domination in 1944 and 1950, respectively.  He said that the number went from 180 million to 800 million in those years.

Second, McCarthy cited some specific examples of people who he said were communists and were working in the State Department.  He also claimed to have a list of other people that he did not name who were communists or were helping the communists while working for the State Department.  McCarthy cited this "information" to show how it was possible for the US to be losing in the Cold War.

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