Mechanical Freak Presents... Harry Truman and the Cold War

ByJustin Roll, Brian Platt

Our Prequel About How Truman Fell into the Presidency

Part I

Intro Music


Notes on Harry Truman

The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb

IBM "punch cards" Joke

Soviet Union as "Asiatic"

Effects of the Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Outro Music

Part II

Harry Truman

Intro Music

Displaced Persons Camps & the Nazi Pipeline to America

Creation of Israel

US Covert Operations in Western Europe

US Relationship with Saudi Arabia

History of the GDR


Part III

Harry Truman

Intro Song

US Occupation of Japan

US Involvement with Vietnam

Assassinated Asian Leaders

The Korean War

CIA Profile of Syngman Rhee

Carter's "Mutual Destruction" Comment viz-a-viz Vietnam

MacArthur's Opinion on the bombing of Hiroshima/Nagasaki

ROK Execution of Civilians

US Massacres of Civilians in Vietnam

The Global Cold War

US Wars in Latin America During the Cold War

US War in Iraq

Comfort Women and US Military Bases

1980 Gwangju Uprising and Massacre

Anti-Nuclear movement painted as directed by the Kremlin

South Africa's Nuclear Weapon

The Sunbelt Turn

Saved by the Bell

Outro Music