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Proposed postwar Japan occupation zones

Occupation zones of occupied Japan.

After the fall of Nazi Germany in 1945, United States President Harry S. Truman would now have to consider what to do about Japan. Truman felt safer on not dropping the bomb in Japan, so Hiroshima and Nagasaki would not happen. With the support from the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, and the Republic of China; Operation Downfall (the land invasion of Japan) would take place on October 7, 1945. World War II would be prolonged and become a bloodier war than in OTL, as the invasion of Japan would take more lives than did D-Day just months earlier.

On May 2, 1946, Tokyo falls to the American forces. Days later, the Empire of Japan will surrender. Emperor Hirohito is ousted and the Japanese royal family were sent into exile. Japan was than divided into four zones, each occupied by one of the four allies. The capital of Tokyo was also divided four ways. But with Germany being divided between east and west, it was clear to the world and the Japanese as to their fate. The Soviet zone is transformed into the Japanese People's Republic, while the remaining zones united as the Federal Republic of Japan.

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