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Pacific War
Allied occupation of Japan * Removal of all Japanese troops occupying parts of the Republic of China and the retrocession of Taiwan to China * Liberation of Korea and Manchuria
Manchuria
from Japanese rule, followed by the division of Korea * Cession of all Japanese-held islands in the Central Pacific Ocean to the United Nations * Removal of all Japanese troops from the Australian-governed Solomon Islands and the territories of New Guinea
New Guinea
and Papua * Seizure and annexation of South Sakhalin and of the Kuril Islands by the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics * Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands is placed under the authority of the United States
United States
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United Kingdom
The UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND NORTHERN IRELAND, commonly known as the UNITED KINGDOM (UK) or BRITAIN, is a sovereign country in western Europe. Lying off the north-western coast of the European mainland , the UK includes the island of Great Britain
Great Britain
, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland
Ireland
and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland
is the only part of the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
that shares a land border with another sovereign state‍—‌the Republic of Ireland
Ireland
. Apart from this land border, the UK is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea
North Sea
to its east, the English Channel
English Channel
to its south and the Celtic Sea to its south-south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world
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Northern Mariana Islands
The NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS, officially the COMMONWEALTH OF THE NORTHERN MARIANA ISLANDS (CNMI; Chamorro : Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas; Refaluwasch or Carolinian : Commonwealth Téél Falúw kka Efáng llól Marianas), is an insular area and commonwealth of the United States
United States
consisting of 15 islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean . The CNMI includes all islands in the Mariana Archipelago except Guam
Guam
which is the southernmost island of the chain and a separate U.S. territory. The United States
United States
Department of the Interior cites a landmass of 183.5 square miles (475.26 km2). According to the 2010 United States Census , 53,883 people were living in the CNMI at that time. The vast majority of the population resides on Saipan
Saipan
, Tinian , and Rota
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Decolonisation Of Asia
The DECOLONIZATION OF ASIA was the gradual growth of independence movements in Asia
Asia
, leading ultimately to the retreat of foreign powers and the creation of a number of nation-states in the region. A number of events were catalysts for this shift, most importantly the Second World War. Prior to World War II, some countries (e.g. the Philippines
Philippines
in 1898) had already proclaimed independence
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British Raj
Indian languages GOVERNMENT Colony
Colony
MONARCH OF THE UNITED KINGDOM AND EMPEROR/EMPRESS A • 1858–1901 Victoria • 1901–1910 Edward VII
Edward VII
• 1910–1936
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Myanmar
MYANMAR (Burmese pronunciation: ), officially the REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR and formerly known as BURMA, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia
. Myanmar
Myanmar
is bordered by India
India
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to its west, Thailand
Thailand
and Laos
Laos
to its east and People\'s Republic
Republic
of China
China
to its north and northeast. To its south, about one third of Myanmar's total perimeter of 5,876 km (3,651 mi) forms an uninterrupted coastline of 1,930 km (1,200 mi) along the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
and the Andaman Sea . The country's 2014 census counted the population to be 51 million people. As of 2017, the population is about 54 million
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Occupation Of Japan
A JOB, or OCCUPATION, is a person 's role in society. More specifically, a job is an activity, often regular and performed in exchange for payment ("for a living"). Many people have multiple jobs (e.g., parent, homemaker, and employee). A person can begin a job by becoming an employee , volunteering , starting a business , or becoming a parent . The duration of a job may range from temporary (e.g., hourly odd jobs) to a lifetime (e.g., judges ). An activity that requires a person's mental or physical effort is work (as in "a day's work"). If a person is trained for a certain type of job, they may have a profession . Typically, a job would be a subset of someone's career . The two may differ in that one usually retires from their career, versus resignation or termination from a job
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Retrocession Day
TAIWAN RETROCESSION DAY is an annual observance and unofficial holiday in the Republic of China
Republic of China
to commemorate the end of 50 years of Japanese rule of Taiwan
Taiwan
and Penghu
Penghu
, and their handover to Republican China on October 25, 1945. CONTENTS * 1 Historical background * 2 Controversy * 3 Taiwan
Taiwan
independence viewpoint * 4 Gallery * 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Taiwan
Taiwan
, then more commonly known to the Western world as "Formosa", became a colony of the Empire of Japan
Empire of Japan
when the Qing Empire
Qing Empire
lost the First Sino-Japanese War
First Sino-Japanese War
in 1894 and ceded the island with the signing of the 1895 Treaty of Shimonoseki
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Kuril Islands
The KURIL ISLANDS or KURILE ISLANDS (/ˈkʊərɪl/ , /ˈkjʊərɪl/ , or /kjʊˈriːl/ ; Russian : Кури́льские острова́, tr. Kurilskiye ostrova; IPA: ; Japanese : Kuriru rettō (クリル列島, "Kuril Islands") or Chishima rettō (千島列島, "Chishima Islands")), in Russia
Russia
's Sakhalin Oblast region, form a volcanic archipelago that stretches approximately 1,300 km (810 mi) northeast from Hokkaido
Hokkaido
, Japan
Japan
, to Kamchatka
Kamchatka
, Russia
Russia
, separating the Sea of Okhotsk
Sea of Okhotsk
from the north Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
. There are 56 islands and many minor rocks. It consists of Greater Kuril Ridge and Lesser Kuril Ridge . The total land area is 10,503.2 square kilometres (4,055.3 sq mi) and the total population is 19,434
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Soviet Union
The SOVIET UNION (Russian : Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: ( listen )), officially the UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (Russian : Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: ( listen )), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian : СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics , its government and economy were highly centralized . The country was a one-party state , governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic . The Russian nation had constitutionally equal status among the many nations of the union but exerted de facto dominance in various respects
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Trust Territory Of The Pacific Islands
The TRUST TERRITORY OF THE PACIFIC ISLANDS (TTPI) was a United Nations trust territory in Micronesia
Micronesia
(western Pacific ) administered by the United States
United States
from 1947 to 1986. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Geography * 3 Demographics * 4 Current status * 4.1 Sovereign states in free association with the United States
United States
* 4.2 Commonwealth in political union with the United States
United States
* 5 See also * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY Arrival of UN Visiting Mission, Majuro , 1978. The sign reads "Please release us from the bondage of your trusteeship agreement." Spain initially claimed the islands that later comprised the territory of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (TTPI). Subsequently, Germany established competing claims over the islands
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Manchuria
MANCHURIA (simplified Chinese : 满洲; traditional Chinese : 滿洲; pinyin : Mǎnzhōu) was first used in seventeenth century by Chinese people, given to a large geographic region in Northeast Asia
Northeast Asia
. Depending on the context, Manchuria
Manchuria
can either refer to a region that falls entirely within the People\'s Republic of China
China
, or a larger region divided between China
China
and Russia
Russia
. The region that falls entirely within modern China
China
is now usually referred to as NORTHEAST CHINA (DONGBEI) (simplified Chinese : 东北; traditional Chinese : 東北; pinyin : Dōngběi) in China, although "Manchuria" is widely used outside of China
China
to denote the geographical and historical region
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British Rule In Burma
Rangoon (1853–1948) LANGUAGES English (official) Burmese RELIGION Buddhism
Buddhism
, Christianity
Christianity
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Treaty Of San Francisco
TREATY OF SAN FRANCISCO (サンフランシスコ講和条約, San-Furanshisuko kōwa-Jōyaku), PEACE TREATY WITH JAPAN (日本国との平和条約, Nihon-koku tono Heiwa-Jōyaku) or commonly known as the TREATY OF PEACE WITH JAPAN, PEACE TREATY OF SAN FRANCISCO, or SAN FRANCISCO PEACE TREATY), mostly between Japan
Japan
and the Allied Powers , was officially signed by 48 nations on September 8, 1951, in San Francisco. It came into force on April 28, 1952 and officially ended the American-led Allied Occupation of Japan
Japan
. According to Article 11 of the Treaty, Japan
Japan
accepts the judgments of the International Military Tribunal for the Far East and of other Allied War Crimes Courts imposed on Japan
Japan
both within and outside Japan
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Netherlands
The NETHERLANDS (/ˈnɛðərləndz/ ( listen ); Dutch : Nederland ( listen )), also known informally as HOLLAND, is a country in Western Europe
Europe
with a population of seventeen million. Together with three island territories in the Caribbean ( Bonaire
Bonaire
, Sint Eustatius
Sint Eustatius
and Saba ), it forms the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Netherlands
. The European portion of the Netherlands
Netherlands
consists of twelve provinces and borders Germany
Germany
to the east, Belgium
Belgium
to the south, and the North Sea
North Sea
to the northwest, sharing maritime borders in the North Sea
North Sea
with Belgium, the United Kingdom, and Germany
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New Zealand
NEW ZEALAND (Māori : AOTEAROA ) is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island
North Island
(or Te Ika-a-Māui), and the South Island (or Te Waipounamu)—and around 600 smaller islands . New Zealand is situated some 1,500 kilometres (900 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea
Tasman Sea
and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia
New Caledonia
, Fiji
Fiji
, and Tonga
Tonga
. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand
New Zealand
developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal and plant life
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