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What is believed to be Truman's motives by dropping the atomic bomb on Japan?
To end the war, frighten the USSR with US power and end the war before the USSR got seriously involved so they couldn't demand or occupy land in the Far East
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What was General Douglas McArthur's role?
He was the American commander of occupying forces and needed to turn Japan from a militaristic state to a democratic one - communists banned from government posts
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Why did the US want to build up Japan?
To act as a counterpart to China who had been a major trading partner with the US until 1949
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What did the Treaty in 1951 do?
It formally ended the war between Japan and the US and ended the occupation
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What was also agreed between the US and Japan in the 1950s?
An alliance was signed allowing the US to maintain military bases and troops in Japan and Japan promised to switch their trade from China to Taiwan
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