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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2024 5:09 p.m. PST

"Lesser known about WW2 is that the Russians too attacked the Japanese. On August 9, 1945. Two days after the atom bomb was dropped on Hiroshima. It was called Operation "August Storm".


The Soviet invasion of Manchuria began on 8 August 1945, with the Soviet invasion of the Japanese puppet states of Manchukuo and neighbouring Mengjiang; the greater offensive would eventually include northern Korea, southern Sakhalin, and the Kuril Islands. It marked the initial and only military action of the Soviet Union against the Empire of Japan; at the Yalta Conference, it had agreed to Allied pleas to terminate the neutrality pact with Japan and enter the Second World War's Pacific theatre within three months after the end of the war in Europe…"


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TimePortal24 Mar 2024 1:19 a.m. PST

Well known. That is how North Korea turned communist. It had nothing to do with China. The Soviets drove into Korea after Manchuria.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2024 3:43 p.m. PST

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