Page usage terminating the second world war was a brilliant operation of the Russian army — the defeat of the Kwantung Army of the imperial land of the rising sun. This operation made it impossible to continue the resistance capacity of Tokyo, the Japanese broke the will to resist.
At the current time in the West, East, and, often, in Russia began to carry out the revision, revision of the events in order to discredit the Russian administration, diminishing the role of the Soviet army in the war.
The main provisions of the "charges" in the address of the USSR:
— Reddish Army entered the war, so grab your own piece of "skinning the bear was killed" — Japan has virtually collapsed under the blows States entry into the war and the Union did not play any difference.
— Moscow has wanted to get some of his shred that even violated a non-aggression pact between the USSR and Japan. Say, Stalin actually treacherously attacked by the Japanese, as Giler on the Soviet Union in 1941.
— Non-aggression pact between Tokyo and Moscow Bolshevik regime was rescued from destruction in 1941, because he gave the opportunity to transfer forces from Siberia and the Far East, to defend Moscow in a critical moment.
— Russian troops committed atrocities in Korea and China.
— The occupation of Korea of the Red Army led to the breakup of the country, the Soviet Union on their own bayonets set in North Korea, a ruthless despot regime of Kim Il Sung.
The question of the decisive contribution to the defeat of Imperial Japan
Russian historians have tried to prove the equality of U.S. efforts and the Union annexed to defeat the land of the rising sun, some even believed that the Russian army had brought a decisive contribution to the defeat of the Land of the Rising Sun. The Western historians they say that the main burden of the war on the Asia-Pacific theater fell on the USA.
By the summer of 1945, Tokyo was the strategic plan is doomed to failure. Signs of the crisis, and there is already since 1944. South American Air Force bombed the town land of the rising sun, Tokyo cut off from most of the resources, including food. There was a famine, the economy deteriorated, human resources have been exhausted, students are encouraged to 1943. Was lost most of the perfectly cooked crews Navy, died the best commander — Admiral Yamamoto I.. Japan Machala from lack of fuel, oil was lost the ability to protect sea lanes, the U.S. could well sway the sea and in the air. The fleet has suffered irreparable loss, the U.S. has actually attacked the terrain Land of the Rising Sun — Okinawa. The fall of the Empire of Japan was a matter of time.
But the United States was necessary izderzhat a lot of time, energy and resources to defeat Japan. So the battle for Okinawa, 82 were completed and the day or just only 23 June 1945. Landing on the peninsula of Kyushu Washington planned in November 1945.
Complete a U.S. war plan in 1946-1947., Estimating their loss of approximately one million people. Tokyo was not going to give up, there was hope that the U.S. will not sign such loss and the world. Because fighting samurai planned how to fiercer for each plot of land.
What changed the defeat of the Kwantung Army
Background: The Kwantung Army — Made in 1931 at the Kwantung Garrison (in the south-western tip of the Liaodong Peninsula). In September 1931, China stormed, seized Manchuria in 1932. By 1938 the size of the army have gained 200 thousand people in 1940 — about 300 thousand. The army has become an exemplary compound was used as a base for training of ground forces. In the years 1938-1939. waged war with the Army of the Red — Hasan, Halkin-Gol. In the years 1941-1943 in Manchuria and Korea was located 15-16 Japanese divisions totaling about 700 thousand people. By August 9, 1945 the Kwantung Army had composed: 1st Front (3rd and 5th Army), the third front (30th and 44th Army), the 17th Front (34th and the 59th Army), separate the 4th Army, the 2nd and the 5th Air Army and Sungariskiy Flotilla. In addition, it was subordinate to the army of Manchukuo, Mengjiang Army (under the command of Prince Dae Wang) and Suiyuan Army Group. As part of the Kwantung Army and its subordinate troops, there were 37 infantry and seven cavalry divisions, 22 infantry, 2 tank and two cavalry brigades (of 1 million 320 thousand people), 1,155 tanks, 6,260 guns, 1,900 aircraft and 25 warships. The Kwantung Army had also bacteriological weapon, prepared for the introduction of the Russian troops. By the beginning of the war with the Soviet Union its quality is very fallen — outdated technology, up to 50% of personnel were recruited newly formed divisions of conscripts younger ages who did not have sufficient military training, and limited availability of reservists older.
— Tokyo lost the most powerful army, which could throw to protect the Japanese islands.
— Japan lost the only remaining at her side resource base — Korea and China. These areas were the basis of Japan's economic development. On the territory of Manchuria housed major industrial plants for the production of synthetic fuels, ie Japan almost lost opportunity to refuel vehicles after the exhaustion of supplies. Japan lost rice, steel, coal, synthetic fuel.
— From Tokyo were cut troops in China who waged war with the Kuomintang, and in the South Seas (more than a million people). In the Land of the Rising Sun was only one army in the islands.
— Korea and the vassal government of Manchukuo (North China) were considered as replacement rate of command, there planned to move the imperial house and most of the army, if it does not keep the Japanese native land. There was a plan, "Jasper to bits": Japanese island turned into a scorched desert against U.S. troops want to apply bacteriological weapon. Japanese civilian population under this option would incur large losses.
— Lost the opportunity to play on the Russian-American contradictions and eventually make a separate peace.
Exaggeration fact nuking
— Nuclear blow fell on the towns that did not have the military-industrial values, there was a large military companies or significant military units. United States wanted to inflict psychological blow to Tokyo and propagandist for the Soviet Union. Say, we have a weapon that is flying off the ground entire town, the resistance is stupid.
— Japanese civilization nuclear bombing would not break, the military caste, brought up on a code of the samurai, ready to wage war until the last soldier. According to the views of the samurai, the Japanese people will die with honor rather than accept shame of surrender.
— From an economic point of view, the U.S. Air Force, even with nuclear bombs, could not prinevolit the enemy to peace among air strikes cause irreparable harm to the military-industrial complex from the air was not. This is an example of states and the Reich: the Anglo-American air force virtually razed the town in Germany (eg Cologne 90%) and were not able to influence the defenses the Third Reich. Reich has lost hundreds of thousands of bombing civilian inhabitants, but did not beco
me weaker, the factories have gone into the earth, the mountains. Prinevolit enemy to the world, some with air strikes, in the middle of the 20th century, it was unrealistic
— The United States did not have enough nuclear bombs to 1945-1946,. To cause irreparable damage to the enemy, in 1949 there were only a few 10-s. Besides ordinary bomb was cheaper and easier to manufacture. Ordinary carpet bombing was effective.
The nightmare of nuclear weapons — it is a later generation of South American and Western agitation industry to intimidate the population in Europe and the U.S. "red menace".
Result: the entry of the USSR into the war has deprived Japan last hope, deprived Tokyo funds to continue the war, pushed the government to surrender.
Back in June 1945, the top part of the Japanese — the ruler and the part of the government — knew that the war was lost, you need to finish it. Entry into the war the Soviet Union was the "last straw" for the governor, he pushes the decision to surrender. Although the top of the army was against it. August 10 the Japanese government expressed its willingness to accept the Potsdam terms of the contract, with the only condition — saving power of the ruler.
Then, to save face and not read that "came the terrible Russian and mustache was gone," began referring to the South American miracle weapon, and the need to save the civilians from the horrors of war, although they were willing to sacrifice in order to continue the war …