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World War II History

1944 - Hideki Tojo, prime minister of Japan, took over as army chief of staff giving himself direct control of the Japanese military. His goverment collapsed when Saipan fell to the U.S. Marines and Army on June 22, 1944. Tojo was convicted of war crimes by an international tribunal and was hanged on December 22, 1948.

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"We secured peace for our country for one and a half years, as well as an opportunity of preparing our forces for defense if fascist Germany risked attacking our country in defiance of the pact. This was a definite gain to our country and a loss for fascist Germany."
Josef Stalin - July 3, 1941 - (Speaking of the 1939 non-aggression pact between the USSR and Germany)