China in the 1920s 1930s

China in the 1920s 1930s - Japan: Multi-national government...

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Japan: Multi-national government Pursuit of national resources to ensure the growth of Japan’s economy Japan has a small amount of agricultural land China is a very densely populated (north) Manchuria is a frontier area, very thinly populated Both China and Japan want to exploit Manchuria Japan has a more modern military force and better economically developed China was going to seize chunks of Asia Mukden, small city in Manchuria, very important to transportation, Supposedly a anti-japanese terrorist group blew up a railway system in Mukden Gives an excuse for Japanese to have more military presence in Manchuria All made up by Japanese: “false-flag operation” Theoretically Manchuria is independent and Japanese are simply guiding it In reality, Japanese completely in control The Chinese Republic The Chinese are the victims Japanese are making no secret of their plans to take over all of Northern China League of Nations condemns Japanese aggression in China, but can’t take action
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