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Chapter 25. America Mobilizes for war. Selective Service. Production in America. Prefab Construction Labor force kicked in and women went to work – “Rosie the Riveter”. Technologies role in World War II President set up the OSRD – Office of Scientific Research and Development.

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chapter 25
Chapter 25

America Mobilizes for war

production in america
Production in America
  • Prefab Construction
  • Labor force kicked in and women went to work – “Rosie the Riveter”
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Technologies role in World War IIPresident set up the OSRD – Office of Scientific Research and Development
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Atomic Destruction10 Kiloton 1 Megaton 20 Megaton1) 0.5 Miles 2.5 Miles 8.75 Miles2) 1 Mile 3.75 Miles 14 Miles3) 1.75 Miles 6.5 Miles 27 Miles4) 2.5 Miles 7.75 Miles 31 Miles5) 3 Miles 10 Miles 35 MilesAirburst – 1,980 Feet Airburst – 8,000 Feet Airburst – 17,500 Feet1) Vaporization Point – Everything is Vaporized by the atomic blast 98% Fatalities Over pressure=25psi wind Velocity=320mph2) Total Destruction – All structures above ground destroyed 90% Fatalities Overpressure=17psi Wind Velocity=2903) Severe Blast Damage – Factories and large scale buildings collapse. Damage Bridges. Rivers flow counter current. 65% Fatalities Overpressure=9psi Wind Velocity= 260mph

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Atomic Explosion Cont’d10 Kiloton 1 Megaton 20 Megaton1) 0.5 Miles 2.5 Miles 8.75 Miles2) 1 Mile 3.75 Miles 14 Miles3) 1.75 Miles 6.5 Miles 27 Miles4) 2.5 Miles 7.75 Miles 31 Miles5) 3 Miles 10 Miles 35 Miles4) Severe Heat Damage – Everything Flammable Burns. People in area suffocate due to the fact that most available oxygen is consumed by the fires. 50% Fatalities 45% Injured Overpressure=6psi wind Velocity=140 mph5) Severe Fire and Wind Damage – Residency structures are severely damaged. People are blown around. 2nd and 3rd degree burns suffered by most survivors. 15% Dead 50% Injured Overpressure=3psi Wind Velocity=98 mph

yalta conference
Yalta Conference
  • Roosevelt was mediator between Churchill and Stalin
  • USSR wanted to divide Germany into military zones
  • USSR agreed to join in the war in the pacific
  • Establishment of the United Nations
nuremberg trials
Nuremberg Trials
  • German Officials put on trial for their role in the genocide policy adopted by Hilter against the Jews