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

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  • Pro-Japanese military groups disbanded in Indonesia

    18 August. Over the next four days, all units of the Peta militia and Heiho volunteers (formed to support the Japanese war effort) are dissolved and their soldiers sent home. With the dissolution of established command structures, the move will hamper the creation of a national army for the new country.

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