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The End of World War II. By: George Logan, E.J. Justis, Dominick Reyes, Alex Stude, and Kyle deLeon. Horrors of the Holocaust . Allies were aware of these camps. They learned what was going on in these camps only at the end of the war.

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the end of world war ii

The End of World War II

By: George Logan, E.J. Justis, Dominick Reyes, Alex Stude, and Kyle deLeon

horrors of the holocaust
Horrors of the Holocaust
  • Allies were aware of these camps.
  • They learned what was going on in these camps only at the end of the war.
  • Dwight Eisenhower described it as: “ Ruthless disregard with every sense of decency.” along with inhumane.
  • Camps were liberated almost immediately.
war crimes trials
War Crimes Trials
  • Axis Powers are charged with war crimes.
  • Trials were held in Nuremberg.
  • Trials discredited Totolitarianistic ideology.
  • Nearly 200 Germans and Austrians were tried.
  • Many:
    • received death sentences.
    • were imprisoned.
    • were accused of these crimes and were never captured or put to trial (mainly in Japan)
    • showed that the military or political leaders should be fined instead of the men.
occupying allies
Occupying Allies
  • War crimes discredited totalitarian ideology.
  • US tried to ensure peace in Europe.
  • Japan and Germany tried to create new governments such as a new democratic situation (mainly occurred in Germany and Japan)
  • General MacArthur encouraged Japan to create a new constitution.
establishing the un
Establishing the UN
  • April 1945- delegates from 50 nations met at San Francisco to draft a charter for the United Nations.
  • The United Nations is more involved in worldly affairs than the League of Nations (its predecessor).
  • Every nation in the U.N. (under the UN Charter) has one vote in the General Assembly.
  • The Security council is much smaller than the General Assembly but has more power.
  • The permanent U.N. members which are the U.S., The Soviet Union (now Russia), Britain, France, and China all have the right to veto any council decision.
  • The Security Council has the power to apply economic sanctions and send a peace keeping military force to resolve disputes.
establishing the un continued
Establishing the UN (Continued)
  • Since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991, more acts of peacekeeping have been approved.
  • The U.N. does more than peacekeeping they:
    • stop disease outbreaks
    • create better education
    • protect refugees
    • help organizations to economically grow.
  • Organizations such as the “World Health Organization” and the “Food and Agricultural Organization” have helped millions around the world.
the alliance breaks apart
The Alliance Breaks Apart
  • The Soviet Union and the nations of the west cooperated to defeat Germany
  • Allies set up councils with Britain, France, China, United States, and Soviet union to keep peace
  • Several peace agreements were created with axis powers in 1947
  • German reparations cased tension to greaten between the powers
  • This tension led to the cold war
  • Was a state of tension and hostility between nations aligned with US and nation aligned with the Soviet Union
the alliance breaks apart c ontinued
The Alliance Breaks Apart (Continued)
  • Stalin had two goals during cold war:
    • spread communism
    • create a zone of friendly governments as a defense against Germany
  • Roosevelt and Churchill rejected Stalin’s views and made him promise “free elections.”
  • Stalin Ignored it and his influence cased rapid spread of communism.
  • Poland, Czechoslovakia, and elsewhere destroyed local political parties for communism
  • They assassinated democratic leaders
  • By 1948 pro-Soviet communist government were in place throughout Europe
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Work Cited
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