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  1. Everything can be spun to fit an agenda.
    Remember the context of Truman’s presidency. He played no role in bringing the US into WWII. He entered a loss-loss situation on the first day in the office. Had he opted to not drop the bomb, some projections say we would have lose hundreds of thousands of US lives, which doesn’t include additional costs such as economic and societal impacts.

    I concede that I do not know much of his domestic policy regarding the red scare.

    The Marshall plan was coupled with the Truman doctrine. A quick google search described the Truman doctrine as, “the principle that the US should give support to countries or peoples threatened by Soviet forces or communist insurrection.” Truman’s goal was to both re-build and preserve Europe from further perceived threats. The doctrine itself was meant to preserve global ideological hegemony and presence. This is what lead into the Korean conflict.

    The result of the Korean war, aside from evident border distinctions, was WMD precedent. Truman, despite making the decision to utilize atomic weaponry in WWII, decided not to do so in the Korean conflict. This effectively set a precedent of conventional weaponry versus mass destruction.

    I’m running out of time here, but Truman’s namesake is a bit more complex than just his birthplace happening to be in Missouri.

    I would enjoy further conversation about this.

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