Germany and Japan: utterly defeated. Foreigners patrolled their streets. And all across the newsreels: portraits of their unforgivable crimes. Everything the Axis had fought for was a tangle of lies.
Among the Allied: sweet relief. In America, couples wed by age 21 and gave birth to the largest generation in American history. In Russia, there were tears for the tens of millions who had fallen. And everywhere, there were parades!
While Americans celebrated, Russians lived—and died—in fear. While Americans had a booming economy and modernizations, in Russia there were show trials and disappearances.
And soon the Allies realized: Nazis and the Japanese still threatened them. Millions of true believers were loose. Would the Axis’s defeat lead to a nuclear world war?
What do you do with tens of millions of potential Hitlers and Tojos?
This study guide lists the people, events, and topics students should take notes on. The study guide's key is "PART V. Never Again? 1945+ Bullet Points."