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"harry stimpson" Discussed on Secret Societies
"And secretary of war. Henry Stimson had a plan in addition to putting a bug in Roosevelt's Sierra about the UN stimpson was personally responsible for a secretive project. One only a handful of government officials knew of upon its completion. It would bring about a swift end to the war. He was overseeing the Manhattan project and undertaking that would ultimately lead to the atomic bomb. Not only the founding members of the Council on Foreign Relations quickly established a new organization to oversee the world's governments but now they had control of the atomic bomb which they needed to keep everyone in line all hidden behind the mask of the good old USA. Of course it's possible. Stimpson was putting his country before his secret society. But that's just another one of the many secrets he kept throughout most of the Manhattan project. He didn't even tell other cabinet. Members like Vice President Truman. Truman only discovered the project on April twelfth. Nineteen forty five the day President Roosevelt died and he was sworn in as commander in chief himself. By that point the bomb was nearly operational and the scientists were only two months away from testing it. The war in Europe was coming to an end and on May seventh nineteen forty-five Germany signed a peace treaty in the presence of Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D Eisenhower with Germany placated. The United States directed all of their forces toward Japan president. Truman and his generals had a difficult decision to make. Would they march all the way into Tokyo or would they use their new weapon? It's hard to say if the Council on foreign relations had any power over this decision but Truman inherited Roosevelt's cabinet new to his office. He have leaned on them for guidance. Either way no member of the Council on Foreign Relations stopped the US from dropping the bomb and to be clear they did have that kind of power. It's obvious from the next decision. Harry Stimpson made in the summer of Nineteen forty-five the US planned on bombing to different cities. The first would be Hiroshima but the second city was up for debate. Several generals thought it would send a loud message to bomb the historic city of Kyoto home to hundreds of temples and landmarks. Stimson was aghast. He had visited Kyoto on his honeymoon and couldn't bear to see all of that. History lost so stimpson talked Truman into changing his mind on August. Sixth Nineteen forty-five the first bomb landed on Hiroshima. Killing tens of thousands. Sadly the Japanese Empire didn't show any sign of surrender so the other strike went ahead on August ninth. Nineteen forty five. A plane took off from the island of Tinian and headed toward Japan at eleven. Am The large beef fifty to fund its target and dropped its payload Nagasaki was incinerated. Kyoto was spared but eighty thousand others were killed. As a direct result of Stimpson's lobbying. The Japanese surrendered five days later on August. Fifteenth Nineteen forty-five. The war came to an end under the guidance of a key council member. The council had gotten exactly what they wanted but that was only step one of their goals know the world could start over with step to the United Nations by the end of the war. The United Nations now had twenty five different nations on board. It was an update of the League of nations and this time the United States had a seat at the table. It also signaled the beginning of a new international landscape while the League required there. Be a consensus for anything to be passed. The UN only required a simple majority with the new form of world government successfully set up members of the council who'd spent years in government positions during the war trickled back into civilian life. Henry stimson retired but continued to be an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He may have taught a whole new generation of council members how to navigate life in government service John McCloy who advised FDR after stimpson recruited him was named the head of the newly formed World Bank in Organization directly tied to the United Nations. It's an international bank that helps poorer or developing countries by giving them access to vast amounts of cash in the form of loans and yet another avenue for the council members to have a say in how the world was remade after the war after helping to create the World Bank. The council was now an integral part of it as were their business interests however the postwar world brought with it. Its own unique set of challenges. There are now two main power players on the world stage the United States and the Soviet Union the Council reached out to the Russian Embassy to see if any of their scholars would be interested in working together on a new study but the Soviets refused a move that steered the council in a different direction. Forging ahead on their own. The council assigned a young member named George Franklin to come up with a report in the spring of Nineteen forty-six. He began pouring over historical documents and books on political theory to find what he believed would be the correct next step for the United States. The pressure on Franklin was immense. How could he possibly come up with a solution for a problem? That was only just beginning to develop and was bound to evolve. The implications of the changing world were massive. After four long months of research. He finished his study and showed his results to the council. Franklin contended that the best way forward was to be involved with the Soviets to acknowledge their differences and work together for a better global future however the sentiment was hard to stomach in the wake of British Prime Minister. Winston Churchill's famous Iron Curtain speech just months earlier in it. Churchill argued that the only way to keep the Soviet Union at bay was a policy of isolation and ideological chasm formed inside the walls of the council those who thought it would be beneficial to the United States to work with the Russians. And those who thought they could block the spread of communism by refusing all contact with the USSR. Here the pragmatism of the businessmen and the optimism of the scholars clashed the intellectuals wanted the bright future of peaceful international relations that they had been planning and working towards for decades but the business ban saw the Soviets Communist ideology as a problem working with them could be bad for business and so the goals of the council transformed with its majority. The businessmen had significantly more influence and successfully pushed their ideas forward. Using one of the council's many resources. There magazine Foreign Affairs. It was a move that completely changed the course of the United States and resulted in the deaths of millions. Coming up the council controls the United States Cold War policy and changes the global landscape in Vietnam podcast listeners. 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"harry stimpson" Discussed on 760 KFMB Radio
"They had. It doesn't really matter because the government decided to use it, regardless of what the science even if all the scientists that don't use it to civil Houston. But here's the wireless wild fact about the nuclear bomb. So the military was deciding all the places where to drop the new atomic bombs and Kyoto was at the top of the list. Kyoto's the top of the list where the drop the bomb. There's a million people there the, but the secretary war, Harry Stimpson. Harry. You're henry. Sorry. Harry Harry Simpson. He persuaded the president Truman to take it off the list because they believe stories believe that Harry Stimpson honeymooned there and really liked it. Want it to be bombed? So they went with Shuman sake and said watch so think about that counter history. Think of all the lives that were lost in those cities. Here's Nagasaki and the families that could have been and the things that would have been if these people were killed. The lives lost in Kyoto or that war. It lost at Kyoto. So if you lived in Kyoto at the time good thing. Secretary Stimson vacation in your city twenty five years earlier. And how was that decision? Made who decided to go. So they about if you're living at the time your life depended on a decision made by some guy twenty five years earlier as to where to take his honeymoon. What if you toes here Sheba to go on his honeymoon? Then Kyoto would have been bond instead would have been bombed as the military wanted. That is mind blowing to me. The different variables that were play for decades in order to lead to that final decision of which city to bomb. So a lot of our life. And I get something talking about too 'cause I like to think that life is all about our decisions. That's true. Lot of it is. But some things that happened to us are set in motion decades before us. Completely out of our control. These those decisions were how we react to them. I guess that's still always in our control. One hundred seven sixty K one hundred seven sixty five three six to anchorfunding love Kevin lines. Give them a call. Tell me listen to my show and say how much money you could save a very simple phone call. It's five minutes. He'll ask you a couple questions, you know, the answers and. Start say money. So kevin. Because increasing home values in California. So chances are you have equity in your home, and you can use that equity credit cards Car Loans, do some repairs just get some money in your Bank account that it's.