By the early 1960s there are probably fewer than 250,000 Mormons left living in the US, and the vast majority of them have given up on trying to establish an independent country in North America. Thus the US government no longer considers them a threat. Also, as the Cold War unfolds, and a new external threat arises, the leadership of the Mormon Church is able to regain some respectability by speaking out against the Red menace emanating from Russian Alaska. However, the number of Mormons living in the US might be slightly higher than 250,000 as it is believed that many within the Mormon community are practicing a sort of crypto-Mormonism in which they appear to be ordinary Protestants or Catholics in their daily lives, but then in the privacy of their own homes, they tend to revert to their traditional religous practices. By the time the 1970s roll around, few people remember or care about the uprisings which took place in Utah half a century earlier.What the status of the Mormons and their beliefs in US and Canada?