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    1950s American Culture

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    Looking back, American society in the 1950s is often viewed through a nostalgic lens, seen as an idyllic, simplistic existence in which everyone was happy. However, things are rarely as simple as they appear, especially concerning as something as multi-layered as a country’s society. No matter how it appeared on the surface, American society and culture had been and continues to be a multi-dimensional construct based partly on the outside influences and media of the time. During the Cold War, in…

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    Whenever Japan refused to surrender to the United States, two atomic bombs were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. This was the first time in history a nuclear weapon had been used in an attack. Soon after, many countries began developing nuclear weapons. The Cold War with the Soviet Union arose out of a fear that atomic weapons could be used against the United States. The atomic bomb showed the world a drastic, intense, and darker side of…

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    So, the A-Bomb went off. What will happen next? The first thing that would happen would be for our family to pack everything we need to have to survive a nuclear holocaust. Next, I would collect all of my weapons, ammunition, and books. After my family was ready to go, we would take all the gas from my mother's van and my dad's SUV and put it into containers to carry with us. We would then pack my truck up with everything and begin the journey to our farm. We would have enough food onboard to…

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    2, 3, 5, and 150,000+, these are each important numbers surrounding the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan. Two stands for the number of bombs dropped, and three was the number of days in between each of the bombs dropped. Five stands for the number of days it took the emperor of Japan to agree to surrender, and 150,000+ is the number of people who instantaneously died at the dropping of the bombs. Each of these numbers must be carefully considered while deciding if the United States was…

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    Difficulties in the Middle East can be dated back to the Old Testament and Abraham and Sarai’s and their lack of faith to give them a child. The first conflicts between European’s and the Middle East first started with the Crusades trying to overthrow the Middle East between 1095 and 1250. At the end of World War II and the world found out about the Holocaust, gave a new argument for the Jews to have their own land. “The origins of the problems can be found in imperialism, poverty, government…

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    Albert Einstein’s Change of Heart: From Pacifism to the Atomic Bomb Beyond doubt, Albert Einstein is one of the most famous scientists of the 20th century. His name is the first one that comes to mind when one looks for genius. This is not without reason since we owe him most of what we know about space and time. Even though he usually appears with his smiling face, fluffy white hair and pipe in his photographs, when one looks deep into his eyes, it is striking to sense some sort of sorrow…

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    Science and Technology in the 1950s As the 1940s drew to a close, a new era erupted from the rubble of the infamous WWII, as women wore and worked more than the past years. The allies were joyus with their win over Hitler and the Axis Powers, and Eastern Europe was starting to fix up their lands and cope with the aftermath. But the victory was short lived. Korea was having issues, separating into the North Korea and South Korea. America was already tensed up from how Korea was, and finally the…

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    “In our democracy, where the government is truly an agent of popular will, military policy is dependent on public opinion, and our organization for war will be good or bad as the public is well informed or poorly informed.” George C. Marshall. The armed forces support the government during international interaction when diplomacy and the police does not work. According to the U.S. Military Strategy “the U.S. militaries propose is to protect our nation and win wars.” In the globalized world,…

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    had faced a common enemy in Nazi Germany and were allied for that reason, and that reason only. This is important to note as it explains their actions following the war. 1945 saw an arms race begin; Russia had witnessed the capabilities of the nuclear bomb when the U.S. attacked Nagasaki and Hiroshima, so they grew worried and began amassing WMDs of their own (“What was the Cold War?”). Eventually, a policy known as Mutually Assured Destruction (acronym MAD) came into place, essentially…

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    The decision to use the atomic bomb posed several significant moral dilemmas for President Harry S. Truman, among these were justifications, alternatives, and complications of the situation. After Teddy Roosevelt 's death, Truman was the new president with a huge decision to make only a few months after. People felt Truman was an insecure man and poorly informed by Roosevelt until his entry to the presidency. It was months later that he learned of America’s dark secret, the Manhattan Project.…

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