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Date of Graduation

Spring 2017

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (BA)


Department of History


Raymond M. Hyser

Philip D. Dillard

Steven W. Guerrier


The creation of atomic bomb has greatly influenced interactions between nations in today's world. But how did this come to be? President Harry S. Truman ordered the use of the first atomic bombs in history during World War II. The decision to use such a powerful weapon must have be difficult however. This thesis analyzes President Truman's choice to use the atom bomb which forever changed the world as we know it.



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