March 29 - March 29 Americas occupation of Japan ended, and...

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March 29 America’s occupation of Japan ended, and Japan was transformed. o They left Japan with democracy and free enterprise. 1951 o In 1945 the Japanese people paid the price for the aggressive war that their governement was apart of o The emperor conditioned an unconditional surrender. The Americans doubted Japan could ever recover to prewar levels. Half the population still lived in the countryside. Water supplies were contaminated, but the people still drank the water. Rebuilding Japan was slow because unemployment was so high, and inflation was out of control Ironically in 1950 US troops came to aid south Korea from the communist attack. Japan was the nearest source of supplies, so they Japanese were put to work again. o Factories ran 24 hours a day. Japan’s governement focused almost exclusively on economic recovery The governement gave special priority to ship building. Wages were low, and they produced ships for cheap. Ship building became Japan’s first post war success story.
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course HS HS 1710 taught by Professor Hdl during the Winter '10 term at Wayne State University.

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