As the strength of the Soviet Union grew and the fear of its potential capabilities mounted in the 1950’s, coupled with the fear of communism as a whole in the US reaching an unprecedented point, the effects on the social development of the US as a result of the red scare and growth of communism showed in several ways. As a result of the Red Scare that developed in the 1950’s, American politicians often held strong concern for soviet espionage and as a result were strongly advocating for the removal of heavily liberal politicians with intentions on the verge of outrightedly strong democracy. America had put itself in a chokehold socially and politically as a result of the paranoia from the red scare. In addition, the fear of communism would have effects on the way that politicians approached unregulated capitalism which in and of itself is an antidemocratic practice. The effects of various financial plans on capitalism and capitalism itself would be some of things quelled by these politicians’ actions. After the effects on economy and political structure of America came a swift set of decisions under the moniker of “McCarthyism”, named after its namesake, Senator Joseph McCarthy. These decisions were made as the second red scare initiated, with events the likes of the Berlin blockade and the Chinese Civil war(leading to the rise of Mao Zedong) having large effects on the psyche of Americans and the overall attitude towards communism.
There were a few main threats outside of the US that would mold the events of 1950’s United States of America. As tension grew between the Soviet Union and the United States, talks of nuclear warfare and absolute mutually assured destruction suddenly became possibilities and a wave of fear and anxiety about the first nation to pull the trigger swept through America. This would lead to the US remaining hard pressed in its efforts to maintain communication and watch over other nations so as to