Then & Now

fear of communism vs fear of isis

Communism Vs Isis

Historically, many Americans have feared communism. This fear skyrocketed during World War I. As this war was ending, a feardriven movement known as the first Red Scare began to spread across the United States. Many Americans feared that the communists in Russia, known as the Soviet Union following the Bolshevik Revolution, hoped to spread their ideology all over the world. This overwhelming fear of communism continued at the end of World War II. As World War II was ending, the Cold War occured. This was an undeclared war between the Soviet Union and the United States. It is called the Cold War because neither the Soviet Union nor the United States officially declared war on each other, although both sides clearly struggled to prevent the other side from spreading its economic and political systems around the globe. In reality, the Cold War resulted from a failure to communicate between the two sides. This compares to the fear of Isis that many American's feel today. Isis is a terrorist group from Iraq, who stand with the Al-Quaida as the most dangerous Jihadist groups. Many Americans live in fear that they'll leave our country in shambles. During the communist period we had a policy of containment, our objective was to stop communism from spreading.. Today we try to control the terrorism in our region as well as in Europe.