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In addition to @Semaphore's excellent answer about the timing of the surrender, the army defending Manchuria was of low quality. Despite having no hope of stopping the Soviets, they held on past the end. In the late 30s, Manchuria was the front lines against the Soviets. The well-equipped Kwantung Army engaged in a series of escalating border conflicts with ...


Chinese waited for other countries to colonies and develop countries , then established themselves , that is why wherever you go in the world there are Chinatowns


Battlefield conditions were a lot different in the Pacific Islands than in Manchuria. First, an island is a much smaller battlefield, and if you were forced out your position, there weren't "other" places to run and hide. Under these circumstances, you stayed in your cave or foxhole, and defended it to the death, "knowing" that everyone else was doing the ...


Laslo Montgomery's excellent podcast The China History Podcast has loads on foreign relations even a 3 part series on Zheng He


The Oracle Bones from the Shang Dynasty discovered in 1899 are still revealing plenty of new information and would be considered the earliest primary source of historical information on the Chinese culture. A terrific podcast on Chinese history is called The China History Podcast by Laslo Montgomery http://chinahistorypodcast.com/


The recent discovery of the Oracle Bones has been shedding more and more "Historical" light to many of the previous legends surrounding the Shang. Check out the awesome China History Podcast. Here is one of the episodes that cover some of this specific information you are asking about.


They aren't comparable. The Japanese soldiers in the Pacific Islands were crack troops that had been fighting bloody battles for years. They were mentally prepared to fight to the end. The Japanese army in Manchuria was just a light infantry garrison for suppressing guerillas. It hadn't fought any real armies since the Soviets and the Japanese signed the ...


Because the Japanese Government surrendered on 15 August. Naturally, the Japanese military was ordered to lay down their arms. For Manchuria this meant the much-reduced Kwantung Army, which accordingly surrendered as a unit to the advancing Soviets. There is a surprising amount of confusion over when exactly the surrender took place. A quick search found ...

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