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Red Scare, the

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishRed Scare, thethe Red ScareˈRed ˌScare, the  a series of actions by the US government in 1919–20, against people who were believed to be Communists. Many US workers went on strike (=stopped working to protest about their conditions) and the government was worried that there might be a revolution. Because of this, many people were arrested and many foreigners were forced to leave the country.
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