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Why did the USSR finally decide to invade Japan?

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2005-11-11 20:53:02
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Because the United States was about to defeat Japan in a matter of days, and Russia wanted to be in on the post-war decision-making processes. By declaring war once Japan was on the ropes, they didn't really risk much militarily.

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