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This board explores WWII (1939-1945). Although there are a number of causes for the global conflict, from the standpoint of the West, Germany's invasion of Poland is typically cited as the catalyst. In the end more than 70 million soldiers and civilians died, more than from any other war in history. WWII ended in 1945 with the invasion of Germany and the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. For images & information related to the Holocaust, see our board titled, "Crime: Indefinite Detention."

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WWII: Pacific Theater

Declining Support in Both the U. and Japan for America's Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Source: Pew Research Center Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Pew Research Center, Invasion Of Poland, Global Conflict, Social Justice, Politics, Japanese, Maps

Declining Support in Both the U.S. and Japan for America's Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Source: Pew Research Center

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The Fog of War: Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello

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After WWII, the United States executed Japanese for War Crime of Waterboarding… Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Fukushima, Meanwhile In America, Vietnam, Truth To Power, Political Issues, Political News, Always Learning

Yes, National Review , We Did Execute Japanese for Waterboarding

After WWII, the United States executed Japanese for War Crime of Waterboarding U.S. Soldiers. After the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, an international coalition convened to prosecute Japanese soldiers charged with torture. At the top of the list of techniques was water-based interrogation, known variously then as 'water cure,' 'water torture' and 'waterboarding,' according to the charging documents. It simulates drowning... Source: Politifact

This vintage World War II History photo features General Douglas MacArthur signing the Japanese surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri. Standing behind MacArthur are General Wainwright and General Percival. Douglas Macarthur, Rare Historical Photos, Rare Photos, Photos Du, Rare Pictures, Funny Pictures, Us Marines, Nagasaki, Hiroshima

General Douglas MacArthur Recognizes Japan's Formal Surrender, September 2, 1945.

General Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander during formal surrender ceremonies on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Behind General MacArthur are Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright and Lieutenant General A. E. Percival, September 2, 1945. Photo credit: U.S. Navy

Communist Soldiers at Great Wall of China during the Chinese Civil War, April Source: George Lacks / The LIFE Picture Collection Life Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, World History Facts, China Today, World Conflicts, Great Wall Of China, Asian History, Picture Collection

Communist Soldiers at Great Wall of China during the Chinese Civil War, April 1946. Source: George Lacks / The LIFE Picture Collection

Hiroshima after the atomic bombOn two days in August U. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima on August one on Nagasaki on August the first and only time nuclear weapons have. Hiroshima Et Nagasaki, Atomic Bomb Hiroshima, Hiroshima Bombing, Harry Truman, Bomba Nuclear, Nuclear Bomb, Versailles, Travel, Fotografia

Devastation: A man looks over the expanse of ruins after the explosion of the atomic bomb in 1945. The skeletal dome of a bomb-ravaged building where the memorial service was held today is the only building that can be seen still standing. Photo credit: AP

The atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the most devastating acts of war that have ever occurred. On August 9 a bomber dropped a an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, which killed about people, inciting Japan’s withdrawal from World War II. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Artwork, Rare Historical Photos, Rare Photos, Ali Michael, World History, World War

A woman peeks her head out of the rubble of Nagasaki after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city, 1945 Photo credit: Yōsuke Yamahata

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Modern American Poetry

On August 9, 1945, American forces dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. In this image, a torii appears to be the only structure left standing. The bomb was dropped at 11:02 am, local time, and it exploded about 1,625 ft (500m) above the ground. The immediate explosion killed 40,000 to 75,000 people. However, by the end of 1945 the death toll in Nagasaki may have been as high as 80,000. [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of the ethics of war and war making]

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A mother and child photographed four months after the bombing. Photo credit: Alfred Eisenstaedt / National geographic

Brighter than a thousand suns: Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. "Hibakusha" - a Japanese word that literally translates as "explosion-affected people". That's what surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are called. Steve Mccurry, Disney Marvel, Robert Doisneau, World History, World War, Hiroshima E Nagasaki, Hiroshima Bombing, James Nachtwey, Robert Capa

This is an image of young girl whose eyes were damaged after witnessing the nuclear blast over Hiroshima, Japan. August 8, 1945 Photo credit: Christer Strömholm

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Pictured are the mushrooms clouds from the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. As horrific as this even was, It should be noted that the most destructive bombing event of WWII was neither Hiroshima nor Nagasaki. It was the Operation Meetinghouse, the American firebombing of Tokyo.

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The atomic bomb mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, August 9, 1945 Photo credit: Hiromichi Matsuda (松田 弘道)

US Marines on Mount Suribachi Iwo Jima February 1945 Us Marines, Batalha De Iwo Jima, Battle Of Iwo Jima, Total War, Military History, Marine Corps, Usmc, World War Two, Fotografia

Two Marines assess the area while standing next to the raised flag on Mount Suribachi, 1945. LST’s lined up along the assault beaches to the right, the rest of Iwo Jima stretches out in the distance to the left. Photo Credit: Lt. James T. Dockery / U.S. Marine Corps — at Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima.

Emaciated father feeding Army rations to his son after he and his family were freed from a Japanese prison camp following the Allied liberation of the city, February 1945.  Photo credit: Carl Mydans / The LIFE Picture Collection O Donnell, Palawan, University Of Santo Tomas, Global Conflict, Leyte, Dust Bowl, Great Depression, Lest We Forget, World War Two

Emaciated father feeding Army rations to his son after he and his family were freed from a Japanese prison camp following the Allied liberation of the city, February 1945. Photo credit: Carl Mydans / The LIFE Picture Collection

Horrific Japanese Crimes in WWII That History Forgot Nanking Massacre, Japan Woman, Chinese American, Military Photos, Royal Air Force, World History, Us Army, World War Two, Wwii

A Chinese girl from one of the Japanese Army's 'comfort battalions' awaits interrogation at a camp in Rangoon. The uniform and insignia on the shoulder of the man next to her indicate that he is a Flying Officer in the Royal Air Force, August 8, 1945. Source: Imperial War Museums

Marine First Lieutenant Hart H. Spiegal of Topeka Kansas tries to communicate using sign language with two tiny Japanese soldiers captured on Okinawa. The boy on the left claimed to be 18 while his companion boasts 20 years 17 June World History, World War Ii, History Online, Ww2 History, History Photos, Sun Tzu, Les Religions, Sign Language, Gi Joe

U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Hart H. Spiegal tries to communicate with two Japanese child soldiers captured during the Battle of Okinawa. June 17, 1945. Source U.S. federal government

US Marine, Staff Sergeant Federico Claveria who was a Combat photographer with the Amphibous Corps, stops by a barbed wire fence to offer sweets to a Japanese child held in an Internment Camp on the island of Tinian in the Mariana Islands. Colorized Historical Photos, Historical Pictures, Tiger Ii, Barbed Wire Fencing, Wire Fence, Culture G, Staff Sergeant, Japanese Boy, Go Camping

The American invasion of the Marianas began with the amphibious assault against Saipan on June 15, 1944. Following three weeks of bloody fighting, U.S. marines and soldiers succeeded in wresting the island from its determined Japanese defenders. With the island in ruins, surviving civilians were placed in internment camps. In this image a US Marine gives an interned child candy, 1944 Source: United States Marine Corps

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Weary and exhausted after the tough battle for Hill 200 Near Peleliu Airport, this Leatherneck sits down amidst the battle rubble and weeps, September 26, 1944 — at Battle of Peleliu.

Japanese soldier surrendering to US Marines, Marshall Islands, 1944 - retro pin Rare Historical Photos, Rare Photos, Ww2 Photos, History Photos, Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Puente Golden Gate, Iwo Jima, Picture Albums

U.S. Marines taking a Japanese prisoner in the Marshall Islands. The soldier was probably forced to strip to verify he wasn't concealing any weapons, 1944. Photo credit: Does anyone know who took this photo?

Three US Marines, one loading an Browning caliber machine gun. 1 February 1944 “Tempus Fugit but leathernecks keep pace – No time was wasted by these US Marines when they landed on the beach at Namur Island,. Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Iwo Jima, Colorized Photos, War Photography, Us Marine Corps, Us Marines, Military History, Military Humor

US Marines on the beach of Namur Islet, Kwajalein Atoll, the first of the Marshall Islands to be taken from Japan in January–February 1944 Photo credit: Royston Leonard

Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only known Filipino female guerilla leader (and former school teacher), shows US Army Pvt. Andrew Lupiba how she used her long knife to silently kill Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of Leyte Island Leyte, Filipino, Louis Aragon, Rare Historical Photos, Historical Women, Female Hero, American Soldiers, Badass Women, Photos Of Women

Captain Nieves Fernandez, the only known Filipino female guerilla leader and formerly a school teacher, shows US Army Pvt. Andrew Lupiba how she used her long knife to silently kill Japanese soldiers during the Japanese occupation of Leyte Island, November 7, 1944. Photo credit: Stanley Troutman — at Leyte Island, Philippines.

WWII: Eastern Front

British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin met at the Yalta conference in February, 1945. The leaders discussed their joint occupation of Germany and plans for postwar Europe. Photo credit: U.S. Army Ww2 Leaders, World Leaders, Casablanca, Teaching American History, Porto Rico, Bolivia Travel, Ww2 History, Today In History, Iconic Photos

Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin at the Yalta conference, 1945

British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin met at the Yalta conference in February, 1945. The leaders discussed their joint occupation of Germany and plans for postwar Europe. Photo credit: U.S. Army

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British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin met at the Yalta conference in February, 1945. The leaders discussed their joint occupation of Germany and plans for postwar Europe. Photo credit: U.S. Army Ww2 Leaders, World Leaders, Casablanca, Teaching American History, Porto Rico, Bolivia Travel, Ww2 History, Today In History, Iconic Photos

Churchill, Roosevelt, and Stalin at the Yalta conference, 1945

British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt, and Soviet leader Joseph Stalin met at the Yalta conference in February, 1945. The leaders discussed their joint occupation of Germany and plans for postwar Europe. Photo credit: U.S. Army

Declining Support in Both the U. and Japan for America's Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Source: Pew Research Center Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Pew Research Center, Invasion Of Poland, Global Conflict, Social Justice, Politics, Japanese, Maps

Declining Support in Both the U.S. and Japan for America's Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki Source: Pew Research Center

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The Fog of War: Jus ad Bellum and Jus in Bello

Tags: violence , war/military , ethics, jus ad bellum, jus in bello, laws of war, military sociology, sidgwick's proportionality rule, sociology of war, social justice, world war II, subtitles/CC ,...

After WWII, the United States executed Japanese for War Crime of Waterboarding… Nagasaki, Hiroshima, Fukushima, Meanwhile In America, Vietnam, Truth To Power, Political Issues, Political News, Always Learning

Yes, National Review , We Did Execute Japanese for Waterboarding

After WWII, the United States executed Japanese for War Crime of Waterboarding U.S. Soldiers. After the International Military Tribunal for the Far East, an international coalition convened to prosecute Japanese soldiers charged with torture. At the top of the list of techniques was water-based interrogation, known variously then as 'water cure,' 'water torture' and 'waterboarding,' according to the charging documents. It simulates drowning... Source: Politifact

This vintage World War II History photo features General Douglas MacArthur signing the Japanese surrender documents aboard the USS Missouri. Standing behind MacArthur are General Wainwright and General Percival. Douglas Macarthur, Rare Historical Photos, Rare Photos, Photos Du, Rare Pictures, Funny Pictures, Us Marines, Nagasaki, Hiroshima

General Douglas MacArthur Recognizes Japan's Formal Surrender, September 2, 1945.

General Douglas MacArthur signs as Supreme Allied Commander during formal surrender ceremonies on the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. Behind General MacArthur are Lieutenant General Jonathan Wainwright and Lieutenant General A. E. Percival, September 2, 1945. Photo credit: U.S. Navy

Communist Soldiers at Great Wall of China during the Chinese Civil War, April Source: George Lacks / The LIFE Picture Collection Life Pictures, Old Pictures, Old Photos, World History Facts, China Today, World Conflicts, Great Wall Of China, Asian History, Picture Collection

Communist Soldiers at Great Wall of China during the Chinese Civil War, April 1946. Source: George Lacks / The LIFE Picture Collection

Hiroshima after the atomic bombOn two days in August U. planes dropped two atomic bombs, one on Hiroshima on August one on Nagasaki on August the first and only time nuclear weapons have. Hiroshima Et Nagasaki, Atomic Bomb Hiroshima, Hiroshima Bombing, Harry Truman, Bomba Nuclear, Nuclear Bomb, Versailles, Travel, Fotografia

Devastation: A man looks over the expanse of ruins after the explosion of the atomic bomb in 1945. The skeletal dome of a bomb-ravaged building where the memorial service was held today is the only building that can be seen still standing. Photo credit: AP

The atomic bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima were the most devastating acts of war that have ever occurred. On August 9 a bomber dropped a an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, which killed about people, inciting Japan’s withdrawal from World War II. Old Pictures, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Vintage Artwork, Rare Historical Photos, Rare Photos, Ali Michael, World History, World War

A woman peeks her head out of the rubble of Nagasaki after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city, 1945 Photo credit: Yōsuke Yamahata

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Modern American Poetry

On August 9, 1945, American forces dropped a second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. In this image, a torii appears to be the only structure left standing. The bomb was dropped at 11:02 am, local time, and it exploded about 1,625 ft (500m) above the ground. The immediate explosion killed 40,000 to 75,000 people. However, by the end of 1945 the death toll in Nagasaki may have been as high as 80,000. [click on this image to find a short video and analysis of the ethics of war and war making]

Alfred Eisenstaedt - Mother and child sit amongst destroyed buildings four months after the atomic bomb, Hiroshima, Japan, World History, World War Ii, Hiroshima Japan, Arms Race, Give Peace A Chance, Carl Sagan, Second World, Life Magazine, Mother And Child

A mother and child photographed four months after the bombing. Photo credit: Alfred Eisenstaedt / National geographic

Brighter than a thousand suns: Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. "Hibakusha" - a Japanese word that literally translates as "explosion-affected people". That's what surviving victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki are called. Steve Mccurry, Disney Marvel, Robert Doisneau, World History, World War, Hiroshima E Nagasaki, Hiroshima Bombing, James Nachtwey, Robert Capa

This is an image of young girl whose eyes were damaged after witnessing the nuclear blast over Hiroshima, Japan. August 8, 1945 Photo credit: Christer Strömholm

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Pictured are the mushrooms clouds from the nuclear bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. As horrific as this even was, It should be noted that the most destructive bombing event of WWII was neither Hiroshima nor Nagasaki. It was the Operation Meetinghouse, the American firebombing of Tokyo.

unhistorical: “ August An atomic bomb is dropped on Nagasaki. Three days after the bombing of Hiroshima, a second atomic bomb - “Fat Man” - was detonated over Nagasaki, the third detonation. Hiroshima E Nagasaki, Hiroshima Bombing, Photos Du, Old Photos, Vintage Photos, Rare Photos, Bomba Nuclear, Photos Rares, Mushroom Cloud

The atomic bomb mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, August 9, 1945 Photo credit: Hiromichi Matsuda (松田 弘道)