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End of WW11FDR runs for a fourth term in 19944, dies in April 1945Germany surrenders May 8, 1945oGood times but there was a war with japan still going onAllies anticipate a long invasion campaign of Japanese islands – starting with Okinawa“little boy” & “ fat man”oExperiments WW11 was won more with scientists than with actual soldiersJapan surrenders august 14-15Post war prosperityMany fear a depression with end of war boomGI Bill, suburbanization, educationoProvided higher education, or generally better livingKeynesian economics...New consumerism -> Alfred p. Sloan & planned obsolescence…...Manufacturer for the world…and help those placed we destroyed in warThe cold warFirst issue: divided liberation and occupation zones.Second issue: soviets test atomic bombThird issue: ideological conflict- communism vs capitalism“Iron curtain”“Truman doctrine” & “containment” President Eisenhower warns of a military industrial complex at the end of the 19502Korean warCalled a police action not a war but really a proxy war for US & USSR

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