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ISBN:0809311151
Author: Robert Wolfe
ISBN13: 978-0809311156
Title: Americans as Proconsuls: United States Military Government in Germany and Japan, 1944-1952
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Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st Edition edition (June 1, 1984)
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Americans as Proconsuls: United States Military Government in Germany and Japan, 1944-1952 by Robert Wolfe



The unprecedented influence of United States military governments in Germany and Japan makes this volume a fundamental contribution to several basic fields: history, political science, economics, archival administration, military studies, civil affairs, and international law and criminal justice. Although the speeches and discussions of the 1977 "Americans as Proconsuls" Conference were often piquant, entertaining, nostalgic, each addressed the core issues of the topic, often setting the historical record straight.

Robert Wolfe, Chief of the Modern Military Headquarters Branch at the National Archives, has served as a specialist for captured German records. He was an infantry officer from 1942 to 1945 and was in the Information Control Division of the Office of Military Government, Württemberg-Baden, from 1945 through 1948. Hardcover: 563 pages.

The unprecedented influence of United States military governments in Germany and Japan makes this volume a fundamental contribution to several basic fields: history, political science, economics, archival administration, military studies, civil affairs, and international law and criminal justice.

She and Wolfe were married in 1948 before leaving Germany for the . They returned to Manhattan, New York City, where Robert completed his education at Columbia University. While working on his doctorate, he taught history and political science at Brooklyn College. Americans as proconsuls: United States military government in Germany and Japan, 1944-1952. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

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Americans as proconsuls: United States military government in Germany and Japan, 1944-1952. New York County is the United States second-smallest county by land area, on business days, the influx of commuters increases that number to over . million, or more than 170,000 people per square mile. Manhattan has the third-largest population of New York Citys five boroughs, after Brooklyn and Queens, the City of New York was founded at the southern tip of Manhattan, and the borough houses New York City Hall, the seat of the citys government.

Germany’s main allies in the war were Japan and Italy, while the United States, Britain and the Soviet Union were on the opposite side. The World War II had a devastating impact on Japan, one of Germany’s main allies. The outcome of the war resulted in the division of Germany into four military occupation zones. France was given the charge of southwest, while the British forces controlled the northeast. The Soviet forces assumed the control of the east and a US military government was established in the south Military Government Courts Military government courts were established in Germany in September 1944. They had a significant impact on the democratization of the German people. The military government courts addressed key issues such as civil rights, privileges and immunities.

After the defeat of Japan in World War II, the United States led the Allies in the occupation and rehabilitation of the Japanese state. Between 1945 and 1952, the . occupying forces, led by General Douglas A. MacArthur, enacted widespread military, political, economic, and social reforms. Allied Occupation in Japan after WWII

government intervention is needed in bad economic times to pump enough money into the economy to revive production and increase consumption. In 1935, with congressional majorities to support him, President Roosevelt began: encating major new welfare programs. President Roosevelt was able to restore America's confidence in government and the private banking system by: broadcasting his fireside chats on the radio. In the Tripartite Pact, Germany, Italy, and Japan agreed to: a defensive alliance among imperial powers. In the Atlantic Charter, the United States and England: pledged to protect the freedom of the seas, free trade, and the right of national self-determination. The Battle of Britain: handed Hitler his first major defeat. The Double V campaign called for both victory in the war and victory for: African Americans over racial prejudice at home.

The unprecedented influence of United States military governments in Germany and Japan makes this volume a funda­mental contribution to several basic fields: history, political science, eco­nomics, archival administration, mil­itary studies, civil affairs, and inter­national law and criminal justice.

 

Although the speeches and discussions of the 1977 “Americans as Proconsuls” Conference were often piquant, enter­taining, nostalgic, each addressed the core issues of the topic, often setting the historical record straight. The chief vir­tue of these essays, however, may be, as Edward N. Peterson states in his own piece, that “The scholar’s history of the occupation could still assist the public and the politician to avoid the pitfalls of impossible dreams and illusions created by an American isolation from the rest of suffering humanity.”