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America and the world, 1945-2020: technology, conflict and the lives of others (Part 1)

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
30
ECTS points
15
Level
Level 6
Module lead
Kendrick Oliver
Academic year
2021-22

Module overview

The history of the post-war world has been powerfully shaped by the decisions and actions of American political and military leaders, and by the deployment of American defense technologies. This module considers the significance of humanitarian concerns within US national security discourse from the Second World War through to the end of the Vietnam War, and also examines the actual impacts of American war-making and war-fighting technologies upon the lives of others, including the population of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, those exposed to radioactive fallout from US nuclear tests and the people of Vietnam.

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