Soviet Union invades Manchuria after declaring war on Japan 70 years ago this hour (Aug 9 1945)


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(Thursday, August 9, 1945, 12:01 a.m. Trans-Baikal time; during the Soviet–Japanese War (1945) of World War II) — Having declared war on Japan an hour ago (in conjunction with the Allies), the Soviet Union today commenced their invasion simultaneously on three fronts to the east, west and north of Manchuria (the Soviets would also occupy northern Korea).


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