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Before long, the bomb was nearing completion, and Bohr felt that it was time to make  further attempts to get his warnings to the highest powers: Roosevelt and Churchill. He  was less concerned about Germans than the Russians, and whether and how much  they should be told. If the Americans and British were open, then international policy  regulating nuclear development could be enacted. But if they hid information from the  Russians, the Russians were likely to develop the knowledge themselves and then be  less likely to cooperate. After many obstacles, Bohr succeeded in obtaining a meeting  with Churchill, but the meeting proved unproductive, largely because the two  diametrically opposed personalities could not understand each other. Churchill, who had  moved many with his commanding voice, had little interest in Bohr's mild whisper. On the other hand, Roosevelt was much more understanding. He agreed generally with 
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course HIST 1320 taught by Professor Murphy during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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