Harry truman’s presidency and the cold war



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The Hydrogen Bomb
        1. U.S. exploded H-bomb in 1952
            -- Many scientists felt H-bomb had become an instrument of genocide.
        2. In 1953, Soviets successfully exploded an H-bomb; nuclear arms race continued.
        3. For the first time in history, humankind had the ability to end civilization.
    E. Korean War (1950-53)
        1. Background

            a. During WWII, Russian troops occupied northern Korea while US troops occupied southern Korea.


            b. Before leaving in 1949, both set up rival regimes on each side of the 49th parallel. -- North Korea led by Communist dictator


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