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From 1940 to 1949

-1940 in the USA the first peace-time draft

-1941 "Lend-Lease Act" allows Britain to benefitfrom US Industry in WWII

-1941, December 7th, attack on Pearl Harbor draws US into the war

-1942 Japanese-Americans are moved to "resettlement camps"

-1942 US defeats Japanese fleet at the battle of Midway

-1944 Allied Invasion of Normandy

-1945, 12 April, Roosevelt dies while still in office

-1945 Harry S Turman became US President

-1945, May Germany surrenders

-1945 August 6th & 9th, A-Bombs dropped in Japan

-1945, August 14, Japan surrenders

-1945 "Yalta Peace Accord" also brings on the "Cold War"

-1947-50 US "Marshall Plan" sends $12 billion to Western Europe

-1948 Russia overthrew the democratic government of Czechoslovakia

-1948 Berlin blockade. Massive US airlift to supply Berlin

-1949 Russia succeeds in building their first A-bomb

 
-1942 Investion of the atomic reactor

-1945, July 16, US first test of A-bomb in New Mexico

-1947 transitors invented

-1947 first super-sonic airplane

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