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PAGES 1088-1093; 1097-1109 The Atomic Bomb and the Defeat of Japan The US and its allies had followed a “Europe first” strategy for conducting the war…they nonetheless pursued the Japanese in the Pacific relentlessly A US-based international team of more than 100,000 workers had developed the atomic bomb On August 6 and 9, 1945, the US government unleashed its new atomic weapons on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, killing 140,000 people instantly An Uneasy Postwar Settlement Wartime Agreements about the Peace In 1941, Roosevelt and Churchill forged the Atlantic Charter , which condemned aggression, reaffirmed the ideal of collective security, and endorsed the right of all people to choose their governments October 1944, Churchill and Stalin agreed on the postwar distribution of territories: the Soviet Union controls Romania and Bulgaria, and Britain controls Greece, as they jointly oversaw Hungary and Yugoslavia February 1945, the “Big Three” – Roosevelt, Churchill, and Stalin – met at Yalta
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