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WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
WH end of World War II
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  • 1. The End of World War II
  • 2. Battle of the Bulge Dec. 1944• Hitler’s last counter-strike• “Nuts”• German teenagers• U.S. and Brits crush it
  • 3. Liberation of the camps
  • 4. Yalta Conference (Feb 1945) zones of USSR &occupation Japanformation border disputesof the U.N. meeting of the “big three”
  • 5. The Fall of Berlin--May 1945Eisenhower and StalinHitler’s proclamation & suicide (4/30/45)V-E Day 8 May 1945--Germany “ceased to exist”
  • 6. DresdenHamburg Berlin
  • 7. Potsdam Conference (July 1945) • reparations • three D’s for Germany• Japan must surrender or face “a rain of ruin from the air”
  • 8. The Pacific Theater• USSR invades China• U.S. island hopping• goal: unconditional surrender
  • 9. Lessons Learned from WW II:How to prevent WW III? Occupy Rebuild--Marshall Plan New constitutions Trials for war criminals military restrictions effective int’l organization
  • 10. Decision to drop the a-bomb “little boy” • Arguments FOR • Arguments AGAINST
  • 11. Impact of the a-bomb on Hiroshima
  • 12. More Hiroshima
  • 13. And More Hiroshima

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