Postwar Military Occupations: The U.S. in Japan and Korea (bwc)

Description
While battles were being fought in the Pacific during WWII, American planners considered an all-important question: If we win the war, how can we win the peace? Specifically, how can Japan and its Korean colony be brought into a stable post-war world as two independent nations? Professor Barnes will delve into our military occupations of both nations, noting how one resulted in a demilitarized ally for the United States, the other to a divided peninsula with problems that still plague us. For better or worse, the consequences of the end game of WWII in East Asia linger. Let OLLI and Professor Barnes show you why.
Event Type
Lecture
Instructor
Dayna Barnes, Ph.D., international history, London School of Economics
Location
Baywood Court
21966 Dolores Street, Castro Valley 94546 510.733.2102
Date/Time
Saturday, February 18, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Fee
Free for OLLI members
$5 for non-members
Free for Baywood Court residents