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  •  Japan was looking to surrender at the time. (0+ / 0-)

    At least that's what has been reported.  And Truman could have dropped the bomb in the ocean or desert of someplace like that, and then give Japan a day or two to surrender.  He didn't even try it, and Einstein was so upset by this that he started a drive against the bomb.  Some historians believe that the bomb was dropped to end the war before the Soviets could expand in the Pacific, and maybe to frighten them more than a little.  Truman was a good President, but he didn't know how to deal with the Soviets, and he made lots of mistakes with them that led to the stupid and expensive Cold War.  FDR knew how to handle just about everyone, even the Soviet Union and its leaders.  We could not have won that war without Soviet help and cooperation, and he knew it.

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