Counterfactual History Is Very Crucial to Our Understanding of the Nature of History
For many people Thomas E. Dewey for president and Earl Warren for vice president was the dream ticket in 1948. Wallace chose William O. Douglas as his vice president running mate. The day of the election, November 2, Wallace went to a luncheon with some of his old friends. He seemed confident that he would win the election. The votes were close, but in the end, Dewey received 51 percent of the votes, Wallace had 43 percent, Truman received 4 percent, and 2 percent for Thurmond. After his defeat of the election, Wallace announced his retirement in politics. He settled back down on his farm in Iowa. Henry Agard Wallace died on November 18, 1965.
If it was true that Wallace was still on the ticket in 1944, then it can clearly be seen that this man, who was against the use of the atomic bomb, would not have won the war against the Japanese for us until 1946. Wallace's policies on the Cold War would have also have been different than Truman's policies because Wallace was fired by Truman in September of 1946. …
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