GPS 136 Lecture 02-26-08

GPS 136 Lecture 02-26-08 - The Yellow pearl, political...

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Unformatted text preview: The Yellow pearl, political cartoons After the surrender, the US stopped publishing negative political cartoons and started publishing positive ones, with monkeys instead of aliens Cartoons tell a lot about politics They try to depict the enemy in a bad way Nuclear age and the horrors that came with it When the US bombed Japan, Germany had already been defeated Horrified the world after the bombing 3 miles of reddish rubble Lost appetite, lost hair, bluish spots, injected vitamin A They were vaporized The Hiroshima bomb was a small but deadly bomb Since then, Nuclear bombs have become much worse Einstein asked the president asked the president asked for him not to use the bomb Truman was convinced that using the bomb was the right idea The public was so horrified, didnt understand why 2 bombs were used Showing the Japanese how effective the bomb would be was rejected Telling them about the bomb was also rejected There were so few of these bombs the US was afraid that the bomb would be a dud...
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This note was uploaded on 06/04/2008 for the course GPS 136 taught by Professor Nash during the Spring '08 term at UCSB.

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GPS 136 Lecture 02-26-08 - The Yellow pearl, political...

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