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    DescriptionThe story of a little-known Soviet-Japanese conflict that influenced the outbreak and shaped the course of World War II In the summers of 1937, 1938, and 1939, Japan and the Soviet Union fought a series of border conflicts, the first being on the Amur River days before the outbreak of the 2nd Sino-Japanese War. In 1938, division-strength units fought a bloody 2-week battle at Changkufeng near the Korea-Manchuria-Soviet border. The Nomonhan conflict (May-September 1939) on the Manchurian-Mongolian frontier, was a small undeclared war, with over 100,000 troops, 500 tanks and aircraft, and 30,000-50,000 killed and wounded. In the climactic battle, August 20-31, the Japanese were annihilated. This coincided precisely with the conclusion of the German-Soviet Nonaggression Pact , the green light to Hitler's invasion of Poland and the outbreak of World War II one week later. This book relates these developments and weaves them together. The fact that these events coincided was not accidental. Europe was sliding toward war as Hitler prepared to attack Poland. Stalin sought to avoid a two-front war against Germany and Japan. His ideal outcome would be for the fascist/militarist capitalists (Germany, Italy, and Japan) to fight the bourgeois/democratic capitalists (Britain, France, and perhaps the United States), leaving the Soviet Union on the sidelines while the capitalists exhausted themselves. The Nazi-Soviet Pact pitted Germany against Britain and France and allowed Stalin to deal decisively with an isolated Japan, which he did at Nomonhan.


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    Title
    Nomonhan, 1939
    Subtitle
    The Red Army's Victory That Shaped World War II
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stuart D Goldman
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781591143291
    ISBN 10: 1591143292
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DVUA
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JWLF
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FPJ
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 43, 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBW
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    BISAC V2.8: HIS008000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/CHINES, CHRN/1930
    BISAC V2.8: HIS032000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET180
    Ingram Theme: CULT/RUSSIA
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    Ingram Theme: CULT/JAPANS
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 46
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027150, HIS027130, HIS021000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 49
    BIC subject category V2: 1DVUA, 3JJH, 1FPJ
    DC22: 952.03/3, 952.033
    DC23: 952.033
    LC classification: DS798.9.H33 G65 2012
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Illustrations note
    15 photos
    Publisher
    Naval Institute Press
    Imprint name
    Naval Institute Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Annopolis
    Author Information
    Stuart D. Goldman is the Scholar in Residence, National Council for Eurasian and East European Research. From 1979-2009, he was the senior specialist in Russian and Eurasian political and military affairs at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. He is a resident of Rockville, MD.