PACIFIC VICTORYJapan’s surrender was the result of joint actions by the United States, China and the U.S.S.R.
History and Modernity
Great Patriotic War
After the end of the war in Europe, Japan remained the last enemy of the anti-Nazi coalition countries. Some 60 countries declared war on Japan by that time.
The British-Indian Army on May 2 liberated Burma’s capital of Rangoon from the Japanese. In June 1945, the Japanese, under the strikes of the U.S. Army, lost Indonesia and left Indochina.
On July 26, 1945, the allies issued an ultimatum to the Japanese but it was rejected. On August 6, American aircraft dropped an atomic bomb onto Hiroshima, and three days later on Nagasaki. The two cities were wiped off the map.
On August 8, the U.S.S.R., following the commitments by which it was bound with the coalition allies, declared war on Japan.
Mao Anying, son of Chinese Communist Party leader Mao Zedong, an officer of the Soviet Red Army, a participant of battles on the Soviet-German front
On August 10, Chinese commander-in-chief Zhu De ordered the PLA to engage in an offensive against the Japanese along the entire front.
Harry Truman, U.S. president: “As our troops on the Pacific were moving forward, paying a lot of blood for each step, Russia’s participation in the war was becoming more and more necessary. This meant the saving of hundreds of thousands of American lives”.