3.21 – Second World War, Part II

Readings

Richard Overy, “How the Allies Won”

History.com, D-Day and the Atomic bombings and War on the Eastern Front and Battle of Okinawa

U.S. Holocaust Museum, Liberating the Death Camps

Matthew Magda, Review of FDR and the Creation of the U.N.

Bretton Woods

Review readings from 3/8 as well.

Discussion questions

Why did the Allies win the war?

What contributions did the United States make to Allied victory?

To what extent was World War II ‘the good war‘?

If you had been in President Truman’s position, would you have used atomic weapons against Japan?

What aims did the United States have for reshaping global politics and the international economy after World War II? How did memories of the Great Depression and the consequences of isolationism in the 1930s shape those aims?

 

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Manhattan Project-Voices

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