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    Douglas MacArthur, US General WW2  new window
Douglas MacArthur is a major figure in the US military and diplomatic history of WWII and post-WWII. As general of the army, he helped conquer the Japanese Empire and played a major role in rebuilding the nation and drafting its first democratic constitution. He was promoted to the rank of five-star general in 1944 and was viewed as a hero by many, but he was suddenly relieved of duty by President Truman at the height of the Korean War.

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Douglas MacArthur is a major figure in the US military and diplomatic history of WWII and post-WWII. As general of the army, he helped conquer the Japanese Empire and played a major role in rebuilding the nation and drafting its first democratic constitution. He was promoted to the rank of five-star general in 1944 and was viewed as a hero by many, but he was suddenly relieved of duty by President Truman at the height of the Korean War. More new window

 
    Harry Truman, 33rd President USA
  Harry Truman, 33rd President USA
Harry Truman was president of America (1945-1952) after the death of F.D. Roosevelt in April 1945. Harry Truman gave the order for the atomic bombs to be dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki and he represented the United States at Potsdam, the last of t...
 
    World War 2, WW2
  World War 2, WW2
World War 2 started when Germany invaded Poland without warning at 4.45am on the 1st September 1939. By the evening of the 3rd September, Britain and France were at war with Germany and within a week, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa h...
 
    Korean War
  Korean War
North Korea launched its invasion of the South with every confidence that they would win the war in a month or two. They were well armed by the USSR, their ranks filled with battle-hardened veterans of China's Civil War, and the Truman administration...
 
       
         



 
 
         
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