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On the political front, President Harry Truman ordered the building of the hydrogen bomb, the Korean War began, and Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wisconsin) began a witch hunt that would result in the blacklisting of many Americans as communists.
In 1951, color TV was introduced, bringing life-like shows into American homes. Truman signed the peace treaty with Japan, officially ending World War II, and Winston Churchill again took the reins in Britain as prime minister. South Africans were forced to carry identification cards that included their race.
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