Then hears how powerful it is wonders if theres a way

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Then hears how powerful it is – wonders if there’s a way to use the bomb to speed up the end of the warAt one point in these meetingsoTruman mentions to Stalin they have discovered a new bomb – Stalin kinds of smiles and says I hope you put it to good useoStalin and Soviets had infiltrated Manhattan project and knew about it the whole timeJapan should not be enslaved as a race or destroyed as a nationoAtlantic CharteroSort of implicit way of saying you can surrender with keeping some things you want to keep °°After Spring Break The pacific situationoWant to end war before they invadeTruman happy about bomb being successful and wants to end war quicklyoAs he learns more about bomb and as they talk about it as a negotiating cardoUse bomb as way to show Soviets who is number one in post war worldoShow what it can do to a cityPotsdam declarationoSoviets didn’t sign itoGive Japanese people a choiceoPeace or bomboNo war against Japanese people – just war with Japanese military Trying to bring democracy to Japanese people who are deprived of it by militaristsBombs moved out to be prepared to dropped on JapanoHiroshimaIn context of trying to get them to surrenderoNew campaign of propaganda to convince Japanese to surrenderoLeaflet droppings oMessages that these 12 cities are under threat
oEvacuateoAnd ask your leaders to surrenderBomb does a couple of thingsoDeadlock between civilians and militants (>?)oStimulates Stalin to speed up their invasion of ManchuriaPerceives he could be left out of occupation of Asia afterwarDidn’t expect Americans to have bomb ready so soonBombs will be dropped until they surrenderoSpeeds up process towards peaceNagasaki oAugust 9th, 1945oSoviets invade Manchuria on this day Last question for JapaneseoWhat will this surrender look like?Want to preserve as much autonomy as possibleSay they are interested in surrendering on basis of PotsdamWant to keep institution of emperorUSA accepts it and says USA will have big role in occupation of JapanUnconditional surrender gets changed a little bit ^^ We see oThe last stages of the war embraced between the USA and SovietsoThe entrance of world into Atomic age and questions of what this bomb meansoWill it bring peace or more destruction?Devastation of weapon oUnprecedentedNagasakioWasn’t supposed to be bombed that day oHadn’t gotten its leaflets yet oWas secondary target
Lecture 17: The United States at War 1941-1944 01/23/2015°OutlineProgress and inertia on the American home frontThe united states versus the axisUs relations with its allies I: GB and the free FrenchUS relations with its allies II: the Soviet UnionConclusions°°Limited Progress on the Home FrontInterrogating US war aims: democracy, fascism, and questions of raceQualified gains for black AmericansoThe double V campaign oFDR’s ambivalence: Executive Order 8802Rosie the RiveteroA 50% increase in women in workforceo

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