Lecture Notes 5-26-09

Lecture Notes 5-26-09 - L ecture Notes 5-26-09 1945-Postwar...

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Lecture Notes 5-26-09 1945-Postwar - After the war, it was another “rewrite” of Japanese history since forming a new state. Many Americans studied Japanese after the war to learn more about the enemy. - Zaibatsu o Giant corporations o About 10 families owned about 75 percent of the wealth o Emperor was the biggest landowner - “Driving the Wedge” o Propaganda effort o Using the emperor as a way to depict the emperor as a militarist - Tennozan o “Imperial Mountain” o Goal was to preserve the emperor and his throne; there last stand o Example of Tennozan: Battle of Okinawa April 1 st 1945 (invaded) 1/3 rd of population is killed (150,000 people) 100,000 Japanese soldiers die o Government worries that there will be a revolt; fear of domestic revolution. There aren’t worried about mass deaths in Japan. - Atomic Bombs o August 6 1945 Hiroshima o August 9 Nagasaki o August 8 Russia declares war against Japan o Some gov’t officials even praised the atomic bombs and Russian invasion
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This note was uploaded on 11/18/2010 for the course HISTORY 9c taught by Professor Marotti during the Spring '09 term at UCLA.

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