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Losers of World War II

GOVT 285
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: EAST 280
Certificates: International Relations

This course explores the experiences of Germany, Italy, and Japan in the postwar era. These countries faced the dual challenge of making political transitions to democratic government and recovering from the economic ruin of World War II. Japan and Germany both were occupied and rebuilt by the United States, and both were blamed for the devastation of the war. How did Japan and Germany respond to being cast as worldwide villains? How strong were the democracies that developed? Italy's last-minute decision to change sides meant it both won and lost the war. How did this affect the democracy that evolved? This course explores these questions by comparing the culture, history, and institutions of these three countries.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS GOVT
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Comparativ)(GOVT-Intl.)
Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%

Last Updated on APR-23-2014
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