Hog Wash, the U.S. supplied 1/3 of the equipment supplies and food in the Russian Army, the biggest thing the U.S. did for the Soviets was to provide them trucks to mobilize their army, and with out that assistance the Germans would have run rings around the foot slogging kulak. Really, have you ever really studied the Battle of Malaya? it was classical Blitz Kreig, infantry, armor, air, right down the peninsula, or the Japanese invasion of Manchuria? No because they couldn't get enough air cover together, to support any larger force movements, the result of the Battle of Midway and the lose of 4 carriers. Again have you done any study of the China, Manchurian, and Malaysian campaigns? no. The Japanese Command wasn't capable of waging effective war? Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image! Really? and have you looked at the map? Yes only after the U.S. had broken the Japanese, Russo-Japanese War (1904-05), military conflict in which a victorious Japan forced Russia to abandon its expansionist policy in the Far East, becoming the first Asian power in modern times to defeat a European power. The battle of Khalkhin Gol was a draw, and in all reality a single battle not a war, and the losses on both sides were a statistical dead heat, plus the fact that the Japanese were not all that interested in moving north, their plans were to move south, resources, oil rubber, tin, copper, iron ore...... The Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere With the greatest prosperity all going to Japan. Soviet: 7,974 killed, 15,251 wounded, Mongolian: 274, (all for a strip of land 10 miles deep and 25 miles wide) vs; Japanese losses of 8,440 killed, 8,766 wounded.