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WESTERN FRONT AFTER THE D-DAY INVASION, ALLIED FORCES BATTLE THEIR WAY TO GERMANY FROM THE WEST. EASTERN FRONT SOVIET FORCES BATTLE THEIR WAY TO GERMANY.

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2 WESTERN FRONT AFTER THE D-DAY INVASION, ALLIED FORCES BATTLE THEIR WAY TO GERMANY FROM THE WEST. EASTERN FRONT SOVIET FORCES BATTLE THEIR WAY TO GERMANY FROM THE EAST. CAPTURE OF BERLIN-MAY 1945 ALLIED FORCES TAKE OVER BERLIN (FROM BOTH SIDES) & HITLER COMMITTS SUICIDE IN HIS UNDERGROUND BUNKER. THE GERMANS SURRENDER! THIS IS KNOWN AS V.E. DAY (VICTORY IN EUROPE).

3 GERMANY GETS DIVED INTO EAST & WEST. THE SOVET UNION CONTROLS THE EAST & THE WEST IN CONTRIOLLE D BY BRITAIN, AMERICA & FRANCE. THE CAPITAL OF BERLIN IS ALSO DIVIDED AMONG THE ALLIES.

4 THE SOVIET UNION TAKES OVER MUCH OF EASTERN EUROPE & PLACES COMMUNIST GOVERNMENTS IN THE COUNTRIES; THE BORDER BETWEEN THE FREE WESTERN COUNTRIES & THE COMMUNIST EASTERN COUNTRIES BECOMES KNOWN AS THE IRON CURTAIN. IRON CURTAIN

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6 IN AN EFFORT TO END THE WAR, THE U.S. DROPS 2 ATOMIC BOMBS ON JAPAN HIROSHIMA – AUG. 6, 1945 NAGASAKI – AUG.9, 1945 THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DIE THE CITIES ARE DESTROYED AUG. 14, JAPAN SURRENDERS TO THE UNITED STATES, OFFICIALLY ENDING WWII. THE NUCLEAR AGE HAS BEGUN.

7 ALBERT EINSTEIN Einstein denounced World War I and after the war became an outspoken pacifist. But the rise of Nazism and the horrifying events of World War II forced him to reconsider his anti- war position. Concerned the Nazis were building an atomic bomb, he urged the United States to build one first. Six years later, when the bomb was dropped on civilians, Einstein openly regretted his action and became a champion of nuclear disarmament for the rest of his life.

8 LETTER FROM EINSTEIN TO PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT

9 President Truman REPLACED FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT AS PRESIDENT AFTER FDRS DEATH (April12, 1945) MADE THE DECISION TO DROP THE ATOMIC BOMBS OVER JAPAN

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11 Little Boy Atomic Bomb dropped over Hiroshima, Japan on August 6, 1945 dropped over Nagasaki, Japan on August 9, 1945 Fat Man Atomic Bomb

12 Hiroshima Was Burnt To Ashes

13 Disaster Near The Hypocenter

14 This photograph shows the dark portion of the pattern of the clothing imprinted on the skin by the powerful heat rays. This is also called secondary burns, ins which the skin under the clothing received burns through the clothes scorched by the heat rays.

15 The date of this photograph is unknown, but there are records indicating that it was taken in October 1945, and the patient was 17 years old then. Although the portion covered by the shoulder strap of a bag was left unburned, traces of burns on the patient's back can be seen since the patient had light clothes on at that time.

16 This boy, who was burned to death with his hands placed on his chest, leaving an impression of agony, is believed to have been a mobilized student exposed to the A-bomb in Iwakana township, which is about 700 meters from the hypocenter

17 This photograph shows an eyeball of an A-bomb victim who got an atomic bomb cataract. There is opacity near the center of the eyeball. It has been known for some time, through that radiation causes cataracts in animals.

18 JAPAN SURRENDERS August 15, 1945

19 THE COLD WAR BEGINS USA – SOVIET UNION SOVIET UNION TAKES OVER MUCH OF EASTERN EUROPE GERMANY (& BERLIN) ARE DIVIDED –EAST (SOVIET UNION – COMMUNIST) –WEST (FREE – DEMOCRACY) 1962-CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS (SOVIET UNION PLACES NUCLEAR MISSLES IN CUBA AIMED AT THE UNITED STATES)

20 THE KOREAN WAR (early 1950s): FORCES IN NORTH KOREAN (BACKED BY SOVIET UNION & CHINA) WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY. FORCES IN SOUTH KOREA (SUPPORTED BY U.S.) DEFEND. COUNTRY GETS DIVIDED IN TO NORTH & SOUTH (51 st parallel)

21 1962-CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS (SOVIET UNION PLACES NUCLEAR MISSLES IN CUBA AIMED AT THE UNITED STATES)

22 THE VIETNAM WAR (196Os – early 70s): FORCES IN NORTH VIETNAM(BACKED BY SOVIET UNION & CHINA) WANTS TO TAKE OVER THE COUNTRY. FORCES IN SOUTH VIETNAM (SUPPORTED BY U.S.) DEFEND. MANY PROTESTS IN THE U.S.A. RESULT FROM THE WAR

23 FALL OF THE BERLIN WALL (NOV. 1989)


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