Canadian_Donairs t1_je3d5fi wrote

Russia stole some islands from Japan north of the mainland after WW2 and their ownership of them was never ratified by post war treaties. Russia offered some of the smaller ones back in exchange for Japan to acknowledge the larger ones belonged to them but Japan turned them down and maintains that they're rightfully Japanese.

With Japan building up the (formerly?) JDF and Russia very much with their hands full and their pockets empty it could be that Russia wants to demonstrate a show of force in the area to deter any attempts for Japan to take back their land.

....not that Russia could even hope to begin to support a fight off their eastern coast...but y'know...Russia and optics and shit.

Sure would be entertaining to watch them try though.


Canadian_Donairs t1_j8ug1n4 wrote

Reply to comment by Randa11F1agg in Maypole (OC) by LeeroyM

I don't know where this version is originally from or where you found it but this is very very very similar to a song called "The Rattlin' Bog" from the east coast of Canada.

I grew up hearing this song played at Legions and firehall dances all the time.