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This e-book is a path-breaking paintings that makes use of biographical options to check the most largely debated questions in foreign politics: Did the appearance of the nuclear bomb hinder the 3rd global struggle? The book's authors argue nearly unanimously that nuclear guns did have an important influence at the taking into consideration the top statesmen of the nuclear age, yet a dissenting epilogue from John Mueller demanding situations this thesis.

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Thus, on the one hand, Truman envisaged nuclear weapons as the gateway to Armageddon. On the other hand, he reluctantly granted that under certain, unspecified conditions, they might have to be used despite their promise of destruction. How did Truman resolve this apparent contradiction? The United States knew, he declared unambiguously in his 1953 State of the Union address, that ‘war [ in the nuclear age] is not a possible policy for rational men. ’38 Truman hoped that atomic energy would be used for the benefit of all humanity, but he also feared that nuclear weapons could destroy humanity.

54 Although Connally's resolution ultimately passed, Truman's ghost sponsorship of the B2H2 resolution and subsequent membership in the ‘willful fourteen’ demonstrate his commitment to internationalism. 55 In short, prior to becoming president, Truman believed that only international moral, political and economic HARRY S. TRUMAN 23 co-operation would yield what he once had imagined would be ‘a golden age of health, peace, and prosperity’,56 in which the central concern of all nations would be the betterment of mankind.

141 Commissioners Lilienthal, Sumner T. Pike, and Henry D. Smyth recommended against development of the so-called ‘Super’. Commissioners Lewis Strauss and Gordon E. Dean, in contrast, advocated using the current opportunity ‘to reopen with the [Soviet Union] . . consideration of satisfactory international control of weapons of mass destruction. If that fails, . . 142 Truman assigned the issue to his Special Committee of the National Security Council for Atomic Energy, composed of Lilienthal, Secretary of State Acheson, and Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson.

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