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

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  • Roadmap agreed on Japanese surrender

    17 August. General Order No. 1, prescribing when, where and to whom Japanese forces may surrender, is approved by President Truman after having been hastily negotiated between the Allies. The formal surrender of Japan to the Americans takes priority, even though elsewhere this will leave a power vacuum until local surrenders can be accepted.

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