One of the prime causes of World War II was Japan's conquest and industrial development of Manchuria. One of the high goals of U.S. victory was the return of Manchuria to China.
Last week, four years after VJ, the U.S. could well ask: "Isn't this where we came in?" From Red reports, it looked more & more as though the rich, strategic land of Manchuria had become another Russian satellite.
Items in the pattern of puppetry:
¶ A new "People's Government for the Northeast" (i.e., Manchuria), proclaimed by a "People's Congress" in Mukden....