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Douglas MacArthur Day

Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964), five-star general and supreme commander of the Allied forces in the Southwest Pacific during World War II, was born on this day in Little Rock, Arkansas. After the U.S. dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, it was MacArthur who supervised the surrender ceremony in Tokyo. He directed the demobilization of Japanese military forces and the drafting of a new constitution. His birthday is observed in his home state of Arkansas, where he is widely remembered as one of the state's most famous sons. More...
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MacArthur Day
Political Background
Following the end of World War 2, Americans were in an anti-war stage due the the dramatic loss of troops overseas
Although most American's were isolationist, the general public opinion sided in favor with MacArthur
In an interview MacArthur stated that Truman's restrictions were, "an enormous handicap unprecedented in military history."
Due to the comment's direct opposition against the government, Truman declared that all military official must get their statements approved by the State Department before publication
Truman's Dismissal of MacArthur
Although President Truman warned MacArthur to not be so vocal about his beliefs that the war should include China, MacArthur chose to ignore him
Following numerous warnings MacArthur continued to publicly speak against Truman's orders and so in April of 1951 President Truman relieved MacArthur of his military position
In a televised event Truman publicly dismissed MacArthur from his General position, however, the broadcast received very few viewers due to the public's disapproval of MacArthur's release
Reasons for dismissal:
to ensure that the lives of the soldiers fighting are not wasted
to maintain safety for the US and the free world
to prevent a third world war

by Rebecca Millman

https://prezi.com/njxxn1kq9czr/macarthur-day-in-chicago/
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