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 (kwän′to͝ong′, gwän′do͝ong′)
A former coastal territory of northeast China on the Liaodong Peninsula including the ports of Dalian and Lüshun. It was leased to Russia in 1898, controlled by Japan from 1905 to 1945, and leased to Russia again from 1945 until 1955, when it was returned to China.
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The Soviets won their war against Germany and their short war against the Japanese Kwantung Army on the operational level.
Wile was among the scorers when Albion extended their winning streak with a 6-0 thumping of Guangdong (formerly Kwantung) Province.
On 18 September 1931, the Kwantung army stationed along the South Manchuria Railway unexpectedly assaulted nearby Chinese barracks and soon occupied the entire region of Northeast China.
August 14, 1945 (recall that on August 9, 1945 the USSR declared war on Japan and with its victorious lightning-fast operations in the Far East practically compelled the land forces of the Kwantung Army of Japan with the number of up to 1 million soldiers and officers to surrender), the Emperor of Japan Hirohito after visiting the places nuclear bombing of the US Japanese cities begged for peace and said [9, 18]: <<...
But Amika doesn't know that Koga has connections to the infamous Unit 731 of the Kwantung Army.
That warlords were able to harass and assault Japanese settiers, as well as locals, in Manchuria without fear of reprisal was due in part to the constrained mission and size of the Kwantung Army, the Japanese garrison in Manchuria.
"Colonialism and Development: Korea, Taiwan, and Kwantung." In Ramon H.
Japanese residents of the Kwantung Leasehold and South Manchurian Railway Zone increasingly defined their political identities around protection of their corner of the empire, which they viewed through a domestic rather than a colonial lens.
There are also other provinces like Teochiu, Kwantung, and islanders from Hainan.
What started as a routine border skirmish quickly escalated into an undeclared war when the Japanese Kwantung Army pushed forward with some 80,000 men, 180 tanks and 450 aircraft.
Although Manchukuo was technically autonomous, the chief influences on its government were the Japanese Kwantung Army and the Japanese-controlled South Manchurian Railway.