Location of manchuria on world map. The second sino japanese war july 7 1937 september 9 1945 was a major war fought between the republic of china and the empire of japan before and during world war ii. The kuril islands or kurile islands in russias sakhalin oblast region are a volcanic island archipelago that stretches approximately 750 miles 1300 km northeast from hokkaido japan to the russian kamchatka peninsula separating the sea of okhotsk on the west from the north pacific ocean on the east. Germany and japan for the axis and for the allies. The history of the great wall of china goes back to the chunqiu period 722 481 bc and the various parts of the great wall of china stretch over 4000 miles.
The wikimedia atlas of the world is an organized and commented collection of geographical political and historical maps available at wikimedia commons. In 1898 russia had pressured china into granting it a lease for the strategically important port of port arthur now lushun at the tip of the liaodong peninsula in southern manchuria. The introductions of the country dependency and region entries are in the native languages and in english. The other introductions are in english.
The lower course of the huang he has changed 26 times in chinas history most notably nine times including major floods in 1194 ad and again in 1853 that brought untold disaster to the villages and towns of the north china plainsee map of course changes of the huang he. The great wall of china is truly one of the great wonders of the world. The wikimedia commons atlas of the world is an organized and commented collection of geographical political and historical maps available at wikimedia commons. The japanese invasion of manchuria began on 19 september 1931 when the kwantung army of the empire of japan invaded manchuria immediately following the mukden incident.