Date: March 13, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Wisconsin Veterans Museum
Contact: Jeff Kollath
Phone: (608) 261-0541
Louise Young, Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lecture and discussion
Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor began World War Two for the US and America’s atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended it for Japan. The occupation of Japan became the vehicle for the transition from war to peace in Asia, as the formation of a new alliance with Japan anchored American plans for postwar regional order. This lecture traces the stunning shift from enemies to allies as the escalating cold war provided grounds for an enduring military, political, and economic partnership.