How Communism Works, 1938

 How Communism Works, 1938

Even before the official onset of the Cold War following World War II, many Americans were concerned with the spread of communism. This pamphlet cover portrays Soviet communism as an octopus whose tentacles seek to encircle the planet. (Catholic Library Services/Library of Congress)

Thought Questions

  1. How does this pamphlet cover reflect the widely held belief known as the "domino theory"?
  2. Why was the Soviet Union the nation's primary concern during the Cold War, despite the existence of other communist nations such as China?


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