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HUAC, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishHUAC, thethe HUACHUAC, the /ˈhjuːæk ˌeɪtʃ juː eɪ ˈsiː/  (the House Un-American Activities Committee) a group in the US house of representatives which tried to find out whether US citizens were enemies of the government. It was especially active during the early 1950s as a result of mccarthyism. At this time, the Committee judged many cases involving politicians, military officers, and other well-known people who were believed to be communists. It stopped operating in 1975.
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