Old War Abroad and at Home on Group Discussion Board

By the end of the 1940s the Cold War was taking on new dimensions. It had spread from its focus on blocking Soviet influence in Western Europe to a more global perspective. It also produced a Red Scare in America. In many ways it came to dominate our world because it seemed to be about an existential threat. But was that the case? What shaped the development of the Cold War, the real threat to national security or political necessity?