When the Enola Gay dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Truman understood the repercussions. "This places a terrible responsibility upon myself and upon the War Department," he said.
Truman interpreted a North Korean attack as direct aggression from the Soviet Union.
Truman stepped on the world stage with two of the century's greatest figures.
After WWII, Truman watched most of Eastern Europe fall to the Communist "Iron Curtain."