Anyone understand the WHY of 38th parallel? At the close of WWII still hundreds of thousands of Japanese in China, Manchuria, Korea, etc. Russia enters the war with a week to go and we allow them to "occupy" Manchuria and N Korea. This makes no sense. Why did we just send a few troops up the peninsula and accept the surrender and reestablish a unified nation? We KNEW what the Ruskies were doing in Eastern Europe by this time (4 months earlier) in their "sphere of influence". Why did we abandon land to the Soviets?