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22 Oct 1945

  • Mongolian Central Commission for National Independence chief Bumtsend G met with Chinese Deputy Interior Minister Li Fazhang and informed Li the results of the referendum held two days earlier. The meeting was also attended by his deputy Ch. Surenjav, Deputy Foreign Minister E. Namsrai, and interpreter Rentsensonom. Li was informed that, of those eligible to vote, 97.8 percent of them voted; of those who voted, more than 99 percent supported the independence of Mongolia. Li accepted the results and congratulated the Mongolian separatist leaders on the successful voting process, and pledged that the Chinese government would enter in separation negotiations. ww2dbase [Mongolia | CPC]
Dutch East Indies
  • The Nahdlatul Ulama, Indonesia's largest Islamic association, declared a judicial decision (fatwa), ordering all Muslim men within one day's journey (94 kilometers) from Surabaya, Java, Indonesia to travel to the city to join the fight against British and Dutch colonialism. The fight was described as a holy crusade (jihad fi sabilillah). ww2dbase [Surabaya, Java | CPC]
United States
  • The crew of S-43 gathered for a special ceremony for the ship's decommissioning, which officially had taken place 12 days prior. ww2dbase [S-43 | CPC]

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