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2  The bombing of cities in Britain, Germany, and Japan destroyed buildings and killed thousands of civilians

3  Bombs dropped for 2 days in Feb  Firestorms killed as many as 100,000 people

4  President Truman decided to drop atomic bombs (2) in Japan  Thousands died in an instant  Bombing of Nagasaki leads to Japan surrender; WW II is over

5  Political tensions, suspicions, and a conflict of ideas led the U.S. and Soviet Union into the Cold War.

6  Feb 1945  “Big Three” (Roosevelt, Churchill, Stalin) meet to discuss 2 things: ◦ How to end WW II ◦ Bring peace

7  Allies agree trials should be held  Nuremberg Trials charged Nazi leaders with war crimes  Some sentenced to death


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