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Course of Our Times, The; Japan And The Atomic Bomb


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Series
Course of Our Times, The
Program
Japan And The Atomic Bomb
Program Number

23

Series Description

Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

Program Description

“Japan emerged from World War I as the strongest and most confident nation in the Orient. But she was restricted to a tiny area, smaller than California, with an expanding population highly skilled and ambitious. She was determined to take leadership for the unnumbered millions of Asiatic, fulfilling her own economic and social needs and protecting the races. This chapter details the opportunistic partnership she entered with the Fascist dictators of Europe, the attempt to subordinate China and the colonial holdings of the European powers, and the growing animosity with the United States, leading to Pearl Harbor and the ensuing all out war. It was ended with the atomic bomb, the morality of whose use by the United States had been a subject of impassioned debate ever since. the defeat of Japan was complete and it led to the ironic development of a firm friendship with the conqueror, so that, in the decades that followed, Japan became the staunchest ally of the United States in the Orient.”

Duration

00:30:00

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Educational
Topics
History
Citation
Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Japan And The Atomic Bomb,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 5, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60B8AA0B09264536856688DF4616E5F2.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Japan And The Atomic Bomb.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 5, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60B8AA0B09264536856688DF4616E5F2>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Japan And The Atomic Bomb. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_60B8AA0B09264536856688DF4616E5F2
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