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1936:  Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) the 32nd President of the United States from 1933-45. A Democrat, he led his country through the depression of the 1930's and  World War II, and was elected for an unprecedented fourth term of office in 1944.  (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)
1936:  Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882 - 1945) the 32nd President of the United States from 1933-45. A Democrat, he led his country through the depression of the 1930's and  World War II, and was elected for an unprecedented fourth term of office in 1944.  (Photo by Keystone Features/Getty Images)

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What if FDR had lived through his fourth term?

Would FDR have dropped the atomic bomb? Would McCarthyism have been allowed to thrive? Yale Historian Beverly Gage ponders what might have happened if FDR had lived.

What if FDR had lived through his fourth term?

Would FDR have dropped the atomic bomb? Would McCarthyism have been allowed to thrive? Yale Historian Beverly Gage ponders what might have happened if FDR had lived.