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As Japan’s conquest to occupy Manchuria failed in war against China in 1937, Japan began to seek alternative efforts to create a Japanese-dominated “autonomous region” in China north of the Great Wall and “aims at the establishment of the Empire as the stabilizing power in East Asia.” Japan faces multiple dilemmas and claims to resolve foreign issues in a peaceful manner. Japan feels that the greatest threat to them was the spread of communism from the Soviet Union in East Asia, noticing the Soviet Union has increased its military and revolutionary influence, which puts Japan at a disadvantage. Based on Japan’s foreign policy, they intend to eliminate Soviet Union’s military forces through peaceful diplomatic means such as a proposal for a demilitarized zone. Due to the war with China, Japan faces another dilemma in regards to their unstable relations with China. Japan wants to “guarantee correction of their attitude toward

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