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Location
Formally the Japanese puppet state of "Manchuko", today it is the northern portion of China. Borders Russia to the north, Mongolia to the west and Korea to the south.

Wartime History
After Russo-Japanese war, Japan created an independent army group at Port Arthur in 1919 to protect Liaodong peninsula and south Manchurian railroad. Following the Manchurian incident of 1931, Japan conquered all of Manchuria and developed the area's natural resources and made it a Japanese puppet state of Manchuko, occupied by the Japanese Kwantung Army.

Border incidents with neighboring Mongolia occurred during the 1930s, including The Battle of Khalkhin Gol / Nomonhan Incident during May - August 1939. During August 1945, Soviet and Mongolian forces attacked Manchuria during "Operation August Storm".

Postwar
Became part of China. Communists Chinese armed with Japanese weapons and planes renewed their war against the Nationalist, before their equipment was updated with Russian equipment.

Today
Chinese Provinces in former Manchukuo include: Shanxi, Shaanxi, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and Gansu,

    Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
  northeastern province bordering Russia
  western province bordering Mongolia and Russia
  located in Inner Mongolia
    People's Republic of China
  located in the northeastern part of China
  located in northeastern Manchuria
  located in southwestern Manchuria

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Last Updated
October 11, 2018

 

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