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Post-War Japan

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UN
an organization of countries that work to achieve peace in the world with 193 members it was formed on October 24, 1945
4 main purposes of the UN
to keep peace throughout the world, to develop friendly relations among nations, to work together to help poor people live better lives, to conquer hunger, disease, and illiteracy, and to encourage respect for other's rights and freedoms, and to become a center for helping nations achieve their goals
Ban Ki Moon
current leader of the UN
Communism
a political system in which gov't owns all property and dominates all aspects of life in a country
Iron Curtain
an invisible barrier which blocked out truth and freedom-nations behind the curtain were prisoners of Russia and it went across Europe:Winston Churchill
Truman Doctrine
it was a program in which that the USA would come to the aid on any nation that is endangers by communism : it started the cold war- Truman
Cold War
a war against Russia, lasted >40 years they fought to be the 1st on moon and threatened with nuclear weaponry`
Marshall Plan
a plan that sent billions of dollars of aid to the nations in Europe, offered to all of Europe's nations including Soviet Union and nations under Soviet's control. Soviets refused aid, 16 nations accepted, money was to help rebuild nations
Hirohito
Emperor of Japan as WWII, viewed as a god by people after war he was still the emperor but didn't have power
Douglas Mcarthur
was the commander of US troops made sure Japan didn't affect world peacce
Constitution of Japan
had to be written and US had to approve it, makes Japan a constitutional monarchy, legislature's called the national diet, "no-war clause"- Japan didn't have a military for attacking only a small one for defensive purposes
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