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The Origins of the Cold War: 10/24/07 The End of WWII in the Pacific Theatre - McNamara bombing of Japan – McNamara becamehated Dropping of the Atomic Bomb, Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan, August 1945 Truman did not know about the atomic bomb until Roosevelt died and he became President…people near the bomb were “vaporized” (105,000) and the bomb created a fire storm…within a few years people died from radiation sickness (145,000) and caused birth defects…White House press report: “greatest achievement of organized science in history” The science of war – the Manhattan Project – Oppenheimer – called Manhattan project because it began at Columbia University…cost US $2 billion…New Mexico Desert (July 1945, Test)…Oppenheimer was one of the scientists that helped with
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Unformatted text preview: making the bomb End of World War II- Yalta Conference, February 1945 - Potsdam Conference, July 1945 - Hiroshima and Nagasaki- Korean War - Beginnings of the Cold War – between US and Soviet Union (Allies during WWI and WWII)…fought proxy wars, where the US was fighting on the side of the South Korean and Soviet Union on the side of North Korea “The Iron Curtain” - George Kennan & “The Long Telegram” – anti-communism…the soviet union is interested in world domination Containment - Truman Doctrine, 1947 - “Domino Theory” - Marshall Plan, 1948 - National Security Council Report 68 - The Limits of Containment- Germany divided - The “loss” of China - War in Korea - Vietnam – Military Industrial Complex - Immense military establishment and a large arms industry...
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