The Treaty of Tokyo was the document that ended the Second World War, on April 20th, 1946, signed by England, the United States, and Russia. The treaty was signed in Tokyo.
The Treaty of Tokyo was a peace treaty that officially ended World War II.
Terms of the Treaty
The surrender of the Allies to the Axis was a tough one.
- The United States gave control of Hawaii, the Philippines to the Japanese.
- Briain lost Egypt and Malta to Italy and Gibraltar to Spain.
- Australia and New Zealand became Japanese puppet states.
- Russia lost all of western Russia, including the Caucausus to Germany.
- The Falkland Islands were ceded to Argentina.
- Nuclear weapons were prohibited
- Naval forces limited to 25,000 men, 4 battleships (no more than 20,000 tons displacement each), 6 cruisers (no more than 8,000 tons displacement each), 12 destroyers (no more than 900 tons displacement each) and 20 torpedo boats (no more than 200 tons displacement each).
- The American armed forces cannot number more than 150,000 troops and no conscription.
- Alaska was occupied by the Japanese, and Japanese and German inspectors made sure the US lived up to its treaty requirements.
Reaction to the treaty
The Treaty was met with disbelief in America, and jubilation in Germany and Japan.
Results of the Treaty
The surrender made both Germany and Japan into superpowers, and both split domination of the globe between them. However the treaty failed to permanently strip America of its powers and before too long, America emerged from the ashes to become a serious rival to both powers.