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

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  • Soviet pressure on Mongol leaders about unification

    30 August. After a visit to the Soviet embassy in Ulaanbaatar by Choibalsan and President Bumtsend, the Mongolian People’s Republic begins focusing on securing Outer Mongolian independence and, at least in public, treating calls for Mongol unification with eloquent silence.

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    President G. Bumstend (center) with Choibasan (left) and an unidentified Soviet officer