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... SCARE "Red Scare" is not just a communist scare, it is a complex phenomenon, which is composed of social, economic and political factors - as historical evidence shows, "Red Scare" was only a manifestation of tension, provoked by the First World War, the Bolshevik Revolution in Russia and inadequate actions of the US government. The First World War accelerated the collapse of Tsarist Russia and its takeover by a communist-led Bolshevik Revolution in 1917. The governments of the capitalist nations feared that the "infection of Bolshevism" would spread to their own people, so, the government of the United States had its own reaction, some would say rather violent. It might be said that from the...