Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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Jockeying for Position in the Postwar World: Soviet Entry into the War with Japan in August 1945

Book Chapter

David Holloway - Stanford University

Published by
Stanford University in "The End of the Pacific War: Reappraisals", Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, ed., page(s): 145-188

Clothcover (0804754276) - $60.00
includes 1 table, 2 maps

This chapter examines the Soviet factor in ending the Pacific War. It presents a long and broad perspective on Moscow's motivations in participating in the war, going back to the historical Russo-Japanese rivalry and to the end of Soviet operations in the Kurils immediately after the war.