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Treaty of San Francisco...



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April 29, 1952

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, April 29, 1952

* Treaty of San Francisco takes effect
* World War II formally over
* Japan gets complete sovereignty


The front page has a two column heading: "Ridgway Replaces Ike as NATO Chief" with subhead and photo. (see)
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 30 pages, light toning and a little wear at the margins, generally good.
 
wikipedia notes: The Treaty of Peace with Japan (commonly known as the Treaty of San Francisco or San Francisco Peace Treaty), between the Allied Powers and Japan, was officially signed by 49 nations on September 8, 1951 in San Francisco, California. It came into force on April 28, 1952.

This treaty served officially to end World War II, to end formally Japan's position as an imperial power, and to allocate compensation to Allied civilians and former prisoners of war who had suffered Japanese war crimes. This treaty made extensive use of the UN Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights to enunciate the Allies' goals.

This treaty, along with the Security Treaty signed that same year, is said to mark the beginning of the "San Francisco System"; this term, coined by historian John W. Dower, signifies the effects of Japan's relationship with the United States and its role in the international arena as determined by these two treaties and is used to discuss the ways in which these effects have governed Japan's post-war history.


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