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The Continuation Wars

Japanese destroyer Yukikaze, later ROCS Tan Yang, by Shizuo Fukui – Kure Maritime Museum. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

This week’s Diplomat column looks at the wars that didn’t end in August, 1945:

Much as with Europe, the fighting continued across the expanse of the continent, and deep into the Pacific, for years after the formal Japanese surrender. The end of hostilities between Japan and the United States represents one of the most important milestone in the larger, lengthier struggle over the decolonization of East Asia, but only one. The wars-of-continuation would decide the fates of Vietnam, China, Korea, Indonesia, and much of the rest of the Asia-Pacific.

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