Wednesday, November 21, 2007

'Great Red Scare' victim Milo Radulovich dies

According to New York Times, Milo Radulovich, an American citizen of Serbian origin who was removed as an officer in the US Air Force Reserve in August 1953 as the result of irrational anti-communism in the 1950s but who also fought back bravely, has died at the age of 81. There were two distinct periods of 'Great Red Scare' in the history of the United States: (1) from 1917 to 1920 in the aftermath of the October Revolution in Russia, and (2) from the late 1940s to 1950s which was caused by the postwar emergence of the communist Soviet Union as one of the two superpowers as well as the military victory of the Communist Party of China (CPC) over the Kuomintang rightwing in the 1946-1949 Chinese Civil War and the 1950-1953 Korean War.

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