Political map of East Asia and the Western Pacific 11 October 1945 (Surrender of Japan's Overseas Forces): At the time of the Japanese surrender, Japan still had some 4 million troops stationed abroad. Over the following months, the Allies accepted the surrender of these forces, although they were dependent on them to maintain order for many months more. Some Japanese refused to surrender, instead joining the independence movements sprouting up across their former empire, most notably in French Indochina (August Revolution) and the Dutch East Indies (Proclamation of Indonesian Independence).