Historians rethink key Soviet role in Japan defeat
As the United States dropped its atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, 1.6 million Soviet troops launched a surprise attack on the Japanese army occupying eastern Asia.
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#1 Aug 15, 2010
There is just one major flaw with this hypothesis. The USSR didn't have the naval force to carry out an amphibious invasion of the Japanese islands. They would have been defeated in the waves never having made it to shore.
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