End of Empire100 days in 1945 that changed Asia and the world.

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  • Chinese Communist forces enter Mukden

    6 September 1945. The first units of the Eighth Route Army enter Mukden and receive captured Japanese military equipment from the Soviets. The CCP strategy now becomes to strengthen its position in the north and remain on the defensive in the south. More troops under the command of Lin Piao enter Manchuria and establish themselves in rural areas.

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    Lin Biao, Commander of the Manchurian Army