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Unformatted text preview: is mounting-SU had neutrality pact with Japan after Pearl Harbor the US declared war on Japan, Hitler also declared war on the US-SU was fighting the great mass in bulk with the German armies, centerpiece of WWII-20 million ppl killed- US is asking the SU to come to the war to break its neutrality pact- believe that Theres not really a change, everything is the same as before-in reality Stalin is eager to get inon the kill in Pacific realm o pieces of japan up for grabs o SU planning to attack Japan-Gen Curtis Lamay, blunt, resolute, controversial figure and when you kill more people the government will fall-Launched famous fire boming of Japanese cities-Before Hiroshima was destroyed 61 Japanese cities had been leveled by firebombs-May 25, 1945 100,000 people were killed in Tokyo Culmination of a trend that started in Europe was strategic...
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- Summer '08