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On the Soviet Takeback of the Sakhalin and Kuril Islands

 

The Trotsky group invited Japan to come and take over the Sakhalin and Kuril. However, the Yalta Agreement (in which F. D. Roosevelt strengthened the USSR at the expense of American imperialism), handed the Sakhalin and Kuril back to the USSR, undoing Trotsky’s crimes. Subsequently, the American imperialist press accused the USSR of ‘illegally invading’ and ‘colonizing’ ‘Japanese territory’.

 

The History of the USSR & the Peoples’ Democracies

Chapter 4, Section 10 (C4S10) 

 

Saed Teymuri

 

During the Civil War:

Japan also occupied Sakhalin…. (JAPANESE AGGRESSION IN ASIA (1895-1930): JAPAN’S DREAM OF “HAKKO ICHUO” (EIGHT CORNERS OF THE WORLD UNDER JAPANESE RULE), Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, by: John Yung Rhee, thesis advisor: S. Jurika, Jr. December 1980, p. 17) (IMG)

Recall from C2S7 that the Trotsky faction in the USSR directly invited the Japanese imperialists to invade the Soviet Union and occupy its territories. Later on, during the Great Patriotic War, the USSR was able to recover the Sakhalin and gain the Kuril Islands. The American imperialists, beginning since the Truman era, denied that the Yalta Agreement gave the right to control over the Kuril Islands and the Sakhalin to the USSR. However, the Center for Naval Studies (CNA) – which is a naval studies research and intelligence organization funded openly by US government and is subordinate to the US Navy and US Marine Corps – admitted that the “Yalta Agreement … stipulated that the Kuril Islands should be handed over to the Soviet Union and that the southern part of Sakhalin as well as all the islands adjacent to it should be returned to the Soviet Union”:

Since the early 1960s, the Japanese government has unwaveringly claimed all four islands to be Japanese territory. Japan’s official views on the history of its claims to the Northern Territories are laid out in a pamphlet that is readily accessible on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its key provisions are as follows: (…). The Yalta Agreement, which stipulated that the Kuril Islands should be handed over to the Soviet Union and that the southern part of Sakhalin as well as all the islands adjacent to it should be returned to the Soviet Union, did not determine the final settlement of the territorial problem. Furthermore, Japan is not bound by this document, as it was not a party to the agreement. (Japan’s Territorial Disputes, CNA Maritime Asia Project: Workshop Three, CNA Analysis & Solutions, Michael A. McDevitt, Catherine K. Lea, June 2013, p. 62) (IMG)

 

 

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