Dropping the atomic bomb ended the war with Japan before the USSR could get
involved and stake a claim to Japan after the war.
It also sent a message of western power to the USSR.
Dont mess with us!
WWII shifted the world balance
Surrender of France
June 14, 1940 Germans march into Paris
Puppet government set up in Vichy
Britain is Alone
By Summer 1940, Britain stood alone against Hitler
Battle of Britain
Hitler bombs Britain to soften it up
Air warfare from July 1940- May 1941, c
GMD vs. CCP
Japanese seized Manchuria in 1931
But Chiang saw CCP as the main enemy and focused on wiping them out
first internal pacification, then external resistance unpopular!
Japan is growing stronger a China grows weaker
Kokutal (national policy) and
The Nazis attempted to build a new Germany on the exclusion of the Jews
Jews= scape goat
Those who wore the Star of David symbol was seen as an enemy of the people
Nazis tried to exclude Jews from Germany by enforcing a boycott of Jewish shop
British Singapore surrender to Japan
Also invaded British Burma, French Indochina and Dutch Est Indies
Axis alliance (fascists): Germany, Italy, Japan
Allies alliance (Republican-socials): Soviet Union, Britain, US, China (and eventually)
Tangent: Iranian Shat
1953, British/CIA backed coup in Iran
West reinstates Shan over Prime Minister to block communism
From constitutional to authoritarian monarchy
Was a French colony called French Indochina
War for independence
3) Toward West
Perestroika = restructuring and streamlining the economy according to what was
practical not ideological.
Allowed limited free market forces.
Glasnost = new openness in the economy and in politics.
Government should be truthful and peop
The Crises of the 1970s
Oil Crisis of 1973 and 1979
Pope John Paul II
Goal: Look at America in the 1970s and early 1980s and the continuation of the Cold War
past the Vietnam era.
1) American T
Decolonization and Vietnam
H Ch Minh
Gulf of Tonkin Incident
Goal: To describe decolonization, the Vietnam War, and the relationship between the two.
Also, to put the Vietnam War in its Cold War context.
Appeal of Nazism
1) Hitler exploited the resentment and victimization Germans felt after losing WWI.
2) He promised to make German a respected world power again.
3) His para-military organization (the SA) gave a home to WWI veterans who were
unable to tra