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Nationalist leader of Iran who was overthrown with the help of the US CIA. Replaced by Shah Mohommed Reza Pahlevi in 1953

Mohammand Mossadegh


War between Chinese govt forces led by Chiang Ki-Shek and Communist forces led by Mao Zedong. In 1949 Chiang and his supporters fled to Taiwan, where they set up a seperate national govt

Chinese Civil War


State Department official accused of being a Communist spy who was convicted of perjury and sent to prision

Alger Hiss


Televised investigations by Senator McCarthy. The hearings ended McCarthy's popularity and led to his censor of the US Senate

Army-McCarthy Hearings 1954


Congressional Committee, created in 1938, that began suspecting potenial communists and fellow travelers in the late 40s and 50s

House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)


Nationalist leader of Vietnam who opposed the US during the Vietnam war

Ho Chi Minh


Immigration law that permited deportation and denial of entry into the US for ideological reasons

McCarren-Walter Act 1952


Husband and wife that were executed in 1953 for passing informatin of the atomic bomb to the Soviets

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg


Executive agency composed of the president, vice president, and four chamber members. Established to coordinate the strategic policies and defense of the US

National Security Council 1947


Republican Seneter from WI who in 1950 began a Communist witch-hunt that lasted until he was censored by the Senate in 1954

Joseph McCarthy


Leader of Egypt who successfully opposed the French and British imperial powers during the 1956 Suez Crisis

Gamal Abdel Nasser


Governtment agency created to gather and evaluate military, political, social and economic information on forign nations

Central Intellegence Agency (CIA) 1947


Term used to describe the tactic of making accusations of corruption of disloyalty without evidence and no regard for civil liberties



Law that required Communists to register to the US govt and made it a crime to conspire to establish a totalitarian govt in the US. This law also allowed for the detension of dangerous, disloyal, or subversive persons

McCarren Internal Security Act 1950


Someone who sympathized with or supported the beliefs of the Communist pary. Many of them were investaged and blacklisted during the late 40s and and 50s

Fellow Traveler