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Soviet entry into the war against Japan (1945)

Of all the coalition States, started world war II, after may 1945, continued to fight only Japan.

17 July to 2 August 1945 took place on the Berlin (Potsdam) conference of heads of government of the USSR, USA and great Britain, where, along with discussions on European issues, much attention was given to the situation in the far East.

In the Potsdam Declaration, issued on 26 July on behalf of the Prime Minister of UK Winston Churchill, US President Harry Truman and China's President Chiang Kai-shek, heads of government demanded Japan's unconditional surrender in the Second world war and formulated the basic principles on which the allies had to carry out a peaceful settlement for Japan: the eradication of militarism, the elimination of the power of those who have deceived and misled the Japanese people, forced him to follow the path of world conquest, severe punishment of war criminals