Harry S. Truman, the 33rd American President, greatly influenced the development of the Cold War. He earned presidency of the United States in the year 1945, shortly after Roosevelt passed away and two weeks before Adolf Hitler committed suicide. During his 8 years of ruling, Truman believed that communism was not right, which led to tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, also known as the Cold War. Where both Soviet and American policies had divided Europe into a Soviet-controlled bloc in the east and an American-supported grouping in the west. He took the side of those who shared his beliefs. Truman’s main goal was to contain the Soviet Union’s power and keep the U.S on top.
The United States was the first country to create nuclear weapons. The atomic bomb was seen as a threat to other countries, thus making the owners superior. As president, Truman was faced with the decision whether to use it on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. They had rejected the idea of surrendering, which left Truman no choice but to use the atomic bomb. After the second bomb was released, the Japanese requested an armistice agreeing to the Allied terms of surrender on August 15. His intended for it to be a fast means to destroy his opponents and ending the war, without losing additional America lives bolstered the President 's popularity.
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