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

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  • United Nations Charter ratified

    24 October 1945. The five permanent members of the Security Council (the United States, United Kingdom, Soviet Union, France and China), along with other 24 non-permanent members, formally ratify the UN Charter. This day is henceforth commemorated as United Nations Day. However, nationalist leaders like Ho Chi Minh, hearing of the speeches delivered on self-determination for colonized peoples, look for more than words.

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    Chiang Kai-shek signs the United Nations charter