World Events of the 1940s
- World War II ends, leaving countless millions of people dead, maimed, or displaced.
Much of the world was devastated by World War 2
(l to r) Churchill, Franklin D. Roosevelt, & J. Stalin at a wartime conference
- First Arab - Israeli war (1948-1949).
- Cold War begins.
- US drops 2 atomic bombs on Japan.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki destroyed by atomic bombs
- The Bikini first makes its appearance on French beaches (1947). It derives its name from the atoll in the Pacific where nuclear tests are conducted.
The classic bikini
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