Contact Us

World War II Is Still Technically Going On…Kind Of

Military Display - Topical Press Agency/Getty Images
Military Display – Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

Russia and Japan sure now how to hold a grudge.

There are four islands called the “Southern Kurile Islands” — Habomai, Shikotan, Kunashi, and Iturup – which both countries lay claim to. Because of the disputed islands – a dispute that goes back to at least 1855 – Josef Stalin refused to sign the San Fransisco Treaty in 1951…a treaty every other Ally nation signed with Japan. Over 60 years later, the two countries are still adamant that the islands in question are theirs. While talks and diplomatic relations have been ongoing the entire time, neither side has yet to give up their claim.

Neither side is really looking to bring the world back into a war that could claim millions of lives over a group of islands, but the fact that they can’t let it go and move on just proves how something as small as an island chain can hamper world peace. If the war picked back up today, odds are both the Axis and the Allies would be completely different than they were 60+ years ago…

Get More On This Story Here

More from 107.9 The River

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://theriver1079.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on 107.9 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on 107.9 The River quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!