Lecture_8_War_End - Lecture 8: The War Ends--What Next?...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 8: The War Ends--What Next? April 16, 2008 "Suppose my neighbor's home catches fire and I have a length of garden hose four or five hundred feet away. If he can take my garden hose and connect it up with his hydrant, I may help him to put out his fire. Now, what do I do? I don't say to him before that operation, `Neighbor, my garden hose cost me $15; you have to pay me $15 for it.' "What is the transaction that goes on? I don't want $15--I want my garden hose back after the fire is over. All right. If it goes through the fire all right, intact, without any damage to it, he gives it back to me and thanks me very much for the use of it." LendLease: The Garden Hose Parable Major Events of the War October 1939: Germany Invades Poland May 1940: Germany invades Belgium, France, Luxembourg and the Netherlands September 1940: Nazi Germany, Italy, Japan conclude threepower pact June 1941: Germany invades the Soviet Union September 1941: Siege of Leningrad Begins December 1941: US enters the war June 1942: Manhattan Project begins September 1942February 1943: Battle of Stalingrad June 1943: Allies invade Sicily September 1943: Italy surrenders January 1944: Soviets break Siege of Leningrad June 1944: Allied Forces invade France Armaments Production (billions of $s) 1940 UK 3.5 USSR (5.0) US (1.5) Total Allies 3.5 Germany Japan Italy Total Axis 1941 6.5 8.5 4.5 19.5 6.0 2.0 1.0 9.0 1943 11.1 13.9 37.5 62.5 13.8 4.5 18.3 6.0 (1.0) 0.75 6.75 How the War Ended Europe: race to Berlin and occupation of Germany Pacific: atomic bomb and occupation of Japan Postwar Planning 8/41: Atlantic Charter Conference 11/43: Teheran 2/45: Yalta 7/45: Potsdam http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=ybnzMnFEWJY 1941 1945 ...
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