Paper should be between 800 and 1,000 words in length. It is due according to the due date on the course calendar.
1. Drawing on the readings and lectures, name at least three developments or factors that encouraged the Truman administration to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and three factors that discouraged the administration from doing so. Which factors do you think ultimately convinced Truman to approve the bombings, and why?
2. Drawing on the readings and lectures, explain the ways in which the world as a whole was more at peace in 1945 than in 1939, and the ways in which it was not.