>>564887 >all of history has no nukes >now the other dipole has nukes >nuclear holocaust diverted by a single individual on 3 separate occasions, one defying orders >mass propoganda, indoctrination, drills, fearmongering, allegorical UFO movies, etc. Why the fuck are you asking why people were scared
At the end of WW2 America had 50% of humanity's industrial output. Without a war they needed somewhere else to sell their goods. Communist countries were all but closed off to American exports so America instituted the Marshal plan to rebuild markets in Europe and Japan and prevent communism from spreading further.
>>565043 No it wasn't, it was a way to kickstart the european economy. FDR was a cuck commielover. Then Stalin faked the elections in Poland and many other eastern european countries and did very stupid things like the berlin blockade.
There's an interesting history of socialism in America that's no longer taught to anyone. Oklahoma is now one of the "reddest" states in the country (the only state in which McCain won every county), but until ~1917 Oklahoma was by far the most socialist state in America with 984 chapters of the Socialist party (the most of any state).
What's most interesting though is the "Americanized" form of socialism they practiced:
>Rather than embracing “true” communism and its abolition of private property, Oklahoman socialists advocated land redistribution so that farmers could conceivably own their own property instead of paying someone else rent, regardless of how their farms performed each year. They borrowed from Jefferson, lionizing the “yeoman farmer” in opposition to bankers, lawyers and privileged classes. In such terms, socialism sounded less like a foreign ideology and more like the continuation of the United States’ own Founding Fathers. Additionally, Oklahoman socialists invoked Christ and the Bible, giving their strain of the socialist movement a “Christian socialist” character. With Jesus’ identification with the poor, sick and oppressed, it has never been a hard case to make in any Christian society that Jesus was on the side of the plebeians against the patricians, and the Oklahoman socialists made that case well.
>Although God is often cited in today’s political rhetoric against extending civil rights to gays or giving women the right to choose, in the past God often featured heavily in the speeches of left-wing radicals who utilized the compassion and charity in the Christian tradition rather than its intolerance and hatred. It seems doubtful that socialism would have bloomed in Oklahoma had it not changed to fit the local political and cultural language. In many other places, socialism tried to change that language to suit its own needs, and often died on the vine as a result.
>So, what happened? The answer lies with an event often not mentioned in Oklahoma classrooms. In 1917, a group of radical tenant farmers called the Working Class Union (WCU) launched an insurgency against the state and federal government based on anger over military conscription. The country had just entered World War I, and not only did most Americans not identify with the Allies (the British had just brutally crushed Ireland in the Easter Rebellion), but few saw any benefit in sending their young men to die in a “rich man’s war.” Despite no actual records documenting what was planned, historians have nevertheless guessed that WCU agitators encouraged farmers to take up arms and march on Washington, D.C. living off the land and eating roasted “green corn” – leading to the revolt being called the “Green Corn Rebellion.” Betrayed by an informer, the rebels gave up when confronted by a posse on the banks of the South Canadian River. Hundreds were arrested, with over a hundred sentenced to prison terms.
>It propagated atheism and scientific achievements, conducted 'individual work' (a method of sending atheist tutors to meet with individual believers to convince them of atheism, which could be followed up with harassment if they failed to comply).
>Under the slogan, "the Storming of Heaven," the League of Militant Atheists pressed for "resolute action against religious peasants" leading to the mass arrest and exile of many believers, especially village priests. By 1940, "over 100 bishops, tens of thousands of Orthodox clergy, and thousands of monks and lay believers had been killed or had died in Soviet prisons and the Gulag.
>The LMG had reduced the number of religious communities of all faiths from 50,000 in 1930 to 30,000 by 1938 and 8,000 by 1941. The last figure includes, however, 7,000 communities in the annexed western territories (so that only 1,000 actually remained in the rest of the country).
>>565062 1. FDR was cuck commielover, Truman wasn't 2. he did know that starving people come up with some radical bullshit like fascism or communism 3. nobody expected USSR would actually agree with Marshall Plan
>>566735 >>566741 It's amusing how "freedom of speech" is supposedly so lionized by Americans, yet they have such a violent history of suppression. The way they've erased their own history and replaced it with mythology is disturbing.
At the end of WWII the US government commission a series of short films about the justification for war. One of them is on Russia's role and is extremely favorable toward them, made in that small window of time before tensions completely took over. It was extremely popular in the Soviet Union, but it's a bit of a mind-fuck to watch.
>>564887 The Soviet Union was a belligerent totalitarian dictatorship.
Communists mean well and just want to help the little guy, if I had to choose between Khrushchev and Hitler I'd choose Khrushchev. That said, in the real world the system he was in meant he had to acquiesce to the military's demands or face being ousted, he had to support supporting proxies and civil wars in the undeveloped world, political repression, massive military budgets and so forth. The Soviet Union would take whatever it could and expand as much as it can like a psychopath, unlike the USA, which, although imperfect, was democratic and had goals other than accumulating power by any means, releasing the Philippines shortly after ww2 for instance.
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