11.7.07 - o Battle of the Bulge Dec 1944 o Germany...

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Seeds of War American Isolationism o The Neutrality Acts o Isolationists v. interventionists Preparing for War o Destroyers for bases o o Lend-Lease Act, March 1941 o Atlantic Charter, August 1941 Attack on Pearl Harbor December 7,1941 o Japan’s Strategy of Surprise o 2,403 Americans killed (1,178 wounded) o 18 battleships, cruisers, and destroyers hit; 188 planes hit o Simultaneous invasion of Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore “Yesterday, December 7, 1941-a date which will live in infamy-the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” Americans at War Coalition Warfare o Allied Success in the European Theater o 1943: Mussolini’s regime falls o “D-Day,” June 6, 1944
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Unformatted text preview: o Battle of the Bulge, Dec. 1944 o Germany surrenders, May 8, 1945 • The United States and the Holocaust o Anti-Semitism and Immigration Restriction o Learning of the Death Camps o War Refugee Board, 1943 • War in the Pacific o Initial gains by Japan o May 1942: U.S. surrenders in Philippines o Battle of Midway, June 1942 o Iwo Jima and Okinawa, 1945 Planning for the Postwar Era • Yalta, Feb. 1945 o Competing visions of a postwar world o Occupying Germany o Plans for the United Nations Birth of Atomic Diplomacy • Manhattan Project • Potsdam, July-August 1945 • Hiroshima and Nagasaki Motivations for Using the A-Bomb • Revenge • Military momentum • Diplomatic advantage The Paradoxes of the 1950’s...
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