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1 The Post-WW II World

2 After the War…. United States England France Italy Germany Japan Soviet Union China

3 United States Unprecedented wealth Strongest military power in the world No material damage (except Pearl Harbor) Confident Saw Communism as the major threat –Desire to spread capitalism

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5 England Less material damage than France & Germany Economically broke No longer the world’s big power –Had been since 1700

6 France Devastated by the War Economy was a wreck Afraid of another German attack New and unstable government –Headed by Charles de Gaulle

7 Italy Defeated during the War Had a new government after mid-1944 Economy was devastated Strong communist movement

8 Germany Defeated during the War Economy and society was totally destroyed –Remember WW I? Divided up and occupied by Allies after War –England, France, US each controlled a sector –USSR controlled another

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11 Japan Completely defeated New government set up by US Completely dependent upon the US

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13 Soviet Union (USSR) (Russia) 20 million dead during War Led by communist dictator Josef Stalin Felt like it had been used by other Allies during the War Concerned about protecting its borders Interested in spreading communism

14 China Brutalized by Japan during 14 years of war Corrupt & unpopular leader Chiang Kai- Shek Ongoing communist revolt since 1929 Mao Tse-Tung and the Communists take over to the country in 1949


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