Postwar Military Occupations: Some Comparisons

The Allied occupations of Germany and Japan after WWII are remembered as the “good occupations,” where U.S. led coalitions successfully turned militaristic enemies into stable and democratic allies. The reality was more complicated, but these occupations did forge enduring relationships in the postwar world. Recent events have brought the post WWII era back to our attention. Japan’s case in particular has emerged as a model for nation-building projects and a tool for understanding failures in Iraq and Afghanistan. Professor Barnes addresses the complexities of these differing American-led projects and shows what they can teach us about the benefits and pitfalls of such interventions.
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Dayna Barnes
Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus
4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord
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Mondays, February 27; March 6, 13, 20 & 27, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$60 for OLLI members
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