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The Korean War had a dramatic impact on Ohioans. In this conflict, 1,777 Ohioans died, and another 4,837 were wounded. Besides losing loved ones, Ohioans also experienced an increasing fear of communism and its potential spread. The Second Red Scare erupted partly due to the Korean War, and Ohioans closely watched their neighbors for communist sympathies. State government agencies, like the Ohio Un-American Activities Committee, came into existence to root out communists. Many Ohioans were accused of communist sympathies. Some of these people truly liked communism, but many other Ohioans were labeled unjustly. Once accused of communist loyalties, many people lost everything, including their jobs and property, helping to enhance the fear gripping Americans, including Ohioans, during this era.
[[Category:The Cold War and Civil Rights]]