Harry S. Truman's Newspaper


Harry S. Truman




Allows user to read about alternate realities




Opening the Paper

Collected by

Agent Brady Brown




Origins[edit | edit source]

Harry S. Truman was the 33rd United States President, overseeing many of the post-WWII events during his eight years as president, including the start of the Cold War. He was previously vice president but became president when Franklin D. Roosevelt died during his final term in office. He spent WWII as head of the Truman Committee, exposing crimes committed by companies during wartime. After the defeat of Germany, the war with Japan was expected to take years with high casualties on both sides if the Allies decided on a land invasion. To spare the lives of American troops, he ordered atomic bombs dropped onto Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan surrendered a few days later, although the act still remains highly controversial to today.

With Congress, he helped support the United Nations, pass the Truman Doctrine to contain communism and the Marshall Plan to rebuild Western Europe. He also had the Berlin Airlift, the creation of NATO and the Korean War occur during his presidency. At home, he helped bolster the post war economy and started civil rights integration for African-Americans. However, corruption in the Truman administration led to his successor, Adlai Stevenson, losing the presidential campaign to Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Dewey Defeats Truman[edit | edit source]

The paper, DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN, is a famous mistake where the Chicago Tribune newspaper assumed that John Dewey would definitely win the 1948 Presidential Election, so they printed before the actual results came in. The upset winner Truman gave Democrats rule of the Congress, pushing out the Republicans. The paper itself, when found, is now very valuable.

Effects[edit | edit source]

It allows the user to read about events of alternate dimensions, ie: Nazis win WWII, JFK lived, etc. All that needs to be done is to think about a topic; the front page will go blank and then show articles pertaining to the choosen subject.

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