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HIST 5005 Senior Colloquium: U.S. Occupations of Japan and Germany after WW II (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

The total defeat of Japan and Germany in 1945 resulted in a prolonged time of military occupation of both countries by the United States and other powers. These early years of "starting over" on the behest of the victors proved crucial in the making not only of postwar Japan and Germany and their respective regions, Asia and Europe, but also of the United States. In this course, students become comparative historians as they examine similarities and differences between these two experiences of occupation, from demilitarization and democratization to the making of America's most committed allies at the opening stage of the Cold War.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Franziska Seraphim

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing

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Last Updated: 26-Feb-14