Political Science 14. Wars and political economy. Part II World Wars; the gamechangers
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Pakistan, Aug. 30 -- By early 1945, it was clear that the war was all but over. It was merely a matter of time. Both principal opponents, Germany and Japan were on the run. In the Pacific, Gen Macarthur had returned, as he promised when he left. And, was swiftly clearing remnants of areas still held by the Japanese.
In Europe, due to Monty's insistence that the slow-marching British forces must enter Berlin ahead of the Americans, the Russians won that race, to enter Berlin first and so, what is known in history as the "Battle of Berlin", was authored by Russians. British and American forces could only claim left over portions. Hitler committed suicide on April 30 and the fighting ended on 8/9 September.
In America, FDR also died earlie...
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