2011-11-21 The Scientific American Century

2011-11-21 The Scientific American Century - The Scientific...

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Unformatted text preview: The Scientific American Century: Science and WWII (Part 2) November 21, 2011 History 108 Prof. November USA, Scientific Center USA is a scientific backwater until after WWII WWII as formative experience Today USA is clearly the center of scientific and technological development How did this come to pass? Why is this the case? How long will it last? Consequences of Nazi Science Policies Mass emigration of top scientists to UK, USA, USSR Institute for Advanced Study (USA) Destruction of German scientific institutions Nazi purges postwar De-Nazification Strong political aversion to eugenics and experiments involving human subjects Production During World War 2 (source: Wikipedia) War of Production US out-produces all other parties combined by 1945 US has more raw materials than all others 8x petroleum US strategy determined by access to material and manpower Most parties lacked both British compensated by Taylorizing their war effort Operations Research Soviets, Chinese had manpower but lacked material How the Rich Fight...
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This note was uploaded on 12/13/2011 for the course HIST 108 taught by Professor Dr.november during the Fall '11 term at South Carolina.

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