Background to the Soviet-Japanese War (August 8th – September 7th 1945)     

Churchill and Roosevelt had discussed (in secret) the possibility of ‘weakening’ the USSR through its war with Nazi Germany. This did not work-out as planned, however, as the USSR military became stronger and not weaker through its brutal encounter with Nazi Germany. The last throw of this particular dice involved the USSR being compelled to ‘attack’ an already devastated Japan under the pretext that the West did not possess the military capability to ‘free’ China and Korea from Japanese Imperial occupation. This was after the US had already secretly decided to drop a number of atomic bombs on Japanese cities as a means of testing this new terror-weapon. Indeed, Churchill wanted the British and American troops to ‘attack’ their allies – the Soviet Union – after the defeat of Hitler and drive all the way to Moscow! The Americans were not that keen on this idea as they knew the strength of the Soviet Forces in the field.  Although not targeting the Western Democracies (their allies during the ‘Great Patriotic War’) – the idea of ‘liberating’ the entrapped and exploited working-class of the West would have appealed to the collectivised membership of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union! In other words, if Churchill’s plan had been followed and the US, UK and their allies had launched a military strike at the Soviet Red Army (that was at rest and occupying a more or less straight geographical line running (North to South) through the centre of Berlin and dividing Europe into the West controlled by the forces of the Liberal Democracies and the East ‘liberated’ by the USSR) – in all likelihood, the result would have been the defeat of the Western Democracies and the whole-sale transformation of Western European society into the Socialist model. The UK and Ireland would almost definitely had progressed into this model – whilst the US would have been thrown onto the strategic defensive and all their European political and military gains secured during their participation in WWII wiped-out in an instant! 

As matters stood, common sense prevailed amongst the Western Democracies, and peace was made with the USSR throughout Western Europe – although evidence exists that both Britain and America were diverting small-arms and ammunition into Western Ukraine to assist the active Neo-Nazi movement prevalent throughout that area. This was an insurgency comprising of local (Catholic) Ukrainian traitors to the USSR (encouraged by the Vatican to support the forces of fascism) led by non-surrendered Nazi German Officers. As the Soviet Red Army had swept successfully through the area in 1944 – ousting the main Nazi German forces back toward Berlin – this ‘Neo-Nazi Insurgency’ developed in and around the extensive forested areas of Western Ukraine. Today, the political descendants of these fascists now rule Western Ukraine yet again through the US-backed ‘Maidan’ Neo-Nazi regime which illegally took-power in 2014. The peculiarities of this situation – which saw a ‘Black’ US President openly support a Neo-Nazi regime – suggests a continuation of an American policy in the region. Obviously, the current situation gives weight to the idea that Britain and the UK were quietly diverting relatively small shipments of arms into the hands of this Ukrainian Neo-Nazi Insurgency at the end of WWII. As matters transpired, when Joseph Stalin was told of the presence of British and American arms in the hands of the Ukrainian Neo-Nazi, he stated that ‘no action’ would be taken as the UK and US were ‘allies’ of the USSR. The Communist Party also instructed the Soviet Red Army to continue the pushing back of the main Nazi German military threat – whilst Special Forces of the Soviet NKVD were employed to take their place throughout Western Ukraine to combat the Neo-Nazi Insurgency. These men and women were the best educated and motivated Marxist-Leninists recruited straight from the Young Communist League and the Soviet Universities and trained to a very high level of military provision to secure the ‘Socialist’ integrity of the USSR! By all accounts (gathered from both sides) the resulting battle was brutal and devastating and would last between 1945-1947. The Neo-Nazis would be defeated in the Ukraine but go ‘underground’ to await political developments whilst benefitting from US disinformation campaigns falsely suggesting mass killings and other equally fictitious pogroms of eradication supposedly carried-out in the area! 

Japanese Soldiers ‘Surrender’ in Good Order – Glad It Is All Over!

The War in Europe was over when the Nazi German regime ‘surrendered’ on May 8th-9th, 1945. Russia acknowledges May 8th but as the Kremlin did not receive news of the surrender until May 9th – the Russians tend to use this later date to mark the occasion. Regardless of this difference in chronology, the USSR agreed with the US and UK that it would declare war on imperial Japan exactly three-months after the defeat of Nazi German. Therefore, the ‘Soviet-Japanese War’ would last from August 8th – September 1st (in the Kurils) and September 7th (in Mainland China) 1945 and primarily involve the engaging and defeating of the massive Japanese ‘Kwantung Army’ which was occupying vast stretches of Chinese territory whilst propping-up the puppet regime of ‘Manchukuo’ (situated in Manchuria and headed by ‘Pu Yi’ – China’s last emperor). Assisted by the Socialist Army of the People’s Republic of Mongolia – the Soviet Red Army would also ‘liberate’ the Korean Peninsula from aggressive Imperial Japanese occupation. As a secondary objective, the Soviet Red Army, Red Navy and Red Airforce would also ‘liberate’ South Sakhalin Island (as the Soviets already occupied North Sakhalin), as well as the fifty-six islands (of disputed territory) that comprised the Japanese-controlled North and South Kuril Islands – all heavily armoured and protected by Imperial Japanese Army forces.  Japanese resistance was patchy and varied between fanatic defiance to indifferent surrender. The hardest fighting probably occurred on the North Kuril Islands with bad weather, logistical issues (involving the landing crafts having to release their heavily ladened Soviet troops too early into deep water – causing much hardship and drownings) and the high morale of the defending Japanese troops causing many Soviet Red Army and Red Navy casualties! However, once the Emperor of Japan issued the ‘Surrender’ of ALL fighting Japanese Forces – Japanese troops started abandoning their defensive position and surrendering to Soviet Red Army Forces in droves! This was particularly evidence throughout the South Kuril Islands where the Soviet Red Army and Red Navy Marines never suffered a single casualty!  

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