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Does anyone have any info on the size of the pro-Axis Wang ching wei regime armed forces ??
I hear the army numbered just over a million men
They were in an offical state of war with the USA UK etc
Did they wear German style helmuts ?
Any info welcome
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Wang Jingwei's army was large, but I don't think it had a million men. Some of these units were given new Japanese weapons and equipement, but most had to make do with captured Chinese weapons and equipment. This included German helmets, which some units wore throughout the war. They also had a small Navy. The Japanese, however, never fully trusted them and limited their resources and limited them to mostly pacification roles. I'm not sure if they ever officially declared war on the Allies, but I am pretty sure that they did, since other Japanese puppet regimes did. However, there woud have been very few instances in which Chinese puppet troops and American or British troops actually met in combat.
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The Nanking government declared war on the USA and UK on 9 January 1943.
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I have Rays of the Rising Sun now.
So what do you want to know? It has a listing of the Nanking Army, North China Army, Inner Mongolian Army and Manchukuoan Army in March 1943 based on a British intel estimate, in its Appendix A.
Totals at that tiime were:
N. China Political Council 93,280
E. China 159,570
C. China 49,000
S. China 47,000
Inner Mongolia & Suiyan 17,130