October 10

Harry Truman signs Mutual Security Act

October 10, 1951

George Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” opens on Broadway

October 10, 1935

Chiang Kai-shek takes oath of office as Chinese president

October 10, 1943

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  • Lesson 4: The New Order for "Greater East Asia"
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Lesson 4: The New Order for "Greater East Asia"

    For American diplomacy, the war against Japan was not just about the destruction of Japanese supremacy in the Pacific, China, and Southeast Asia. The ultimate issue was just what would replace Japan's imperial design of a "Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere." This lesson plan focuses on two major postwar problems—the future of China and (using French Indochina as a test case) the future of Western imperialism in Southeast Asia.