Why Wasn’t Japan Split Between the Allies?

The simple answer is that the US wanted it that way.  The Pacific War, outside of China and Burma was largely a US show, and thus the US called the tune after the War.  Stalin wanted to occupy Hokkaido, and on August 18, 1945 Truman turned him down flat.  The Soviets lacked the ability to occupy Hokkaido in the teeth of American naval and air power, and that was that.

 

Published in: on August 25, 2020 at 5:30 am  Comments Off on Why Wasn’t Japan Split Between the Allies?  
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