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In August 1945, the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, killing hundreds of thousands of civilians, destroying countless homes and buildings, and effectively bringing the war in the Pacific to an end. After World War II, the U.S. essentially took over Japan and rolled out massive reforms across the country's economy, military, and educational system. As discussed on this episode, the changes spearheaded by the U.S. completely overhauled the relationship between the two world powers. The end of the war ushered in a new age of close military and economic alliances between U.S. and Japan, which define diplomatic relations today.
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