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Unformatted text preview: Thursday, April 10, 2008 Denazification Tokyo “Bi-Polar” Cold War Mao Tse Tung Chiang Kai-Shek Yalta • Macarthur was the administrator of Japan after the war o All the racial venom disappears fairly quickly o He did a good job in bringing in a new constitution o Emperor was captured, largely symbolic • In 1941 there was a peace treaty that Japan eventually signed determined japan would have no overseas position. They would be permitted rearment with only defensive weapons not offensive weapons o Us troops permitted to stay in Japan o Still there in air force base o Would become a player in the cold war against SU • Early 46-48 o Equivalent of Nuremburg trials in Japan • China comes out of the war as a great power. They get a seat in the united nations, the new league of nations • In Europe, the major military powers-Britain France Germany and Italy are busted o Everything is ruined o The great powers in Europe, not so strong anymore o Britain exhausted, leading back to WW1, trench war fare o Europe self destructs, once greatest powers and now cooked o By 1943- British American alliance, Americans calling the shots Operation torch •...
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This document was uploaded on 12/20/2009.
- Spring '09
- Cold War