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  • Japan
    • Become great power
      • The old way in the late 19th century
      • Imperialism - similar to Britain and France
    • Left the League of Nations
    • Believed racially superior to
      • The Chinese and Koreans
      • Thus desired for colonial expansion
    • Ulter nationalists of the army gradually take over politics
      • Killed 2 prime ministers
      • Decision made mostly by army
    • 1936 Comintern Pact - Italy, Germany & Japan
      • Directed against communists (Soviet Union)
      • Made it easier for Japan to colonially expand
    • Sino-Japenese War
      • The emperor didn't condemn the actions of the army - made it acceptable
        • Emperor seen as half human, half god
      • Had Martial Tradition - They couldn't surrender to their enemies
      • They could not sustain without raw materials
        • Had Martial Tradition - They couldn't surrender to their enemies
        • Coal, oil, steel & rubber
        • Need to find resources somewhere else
        • Need more to knock out enemy - US stopped exporting oil to Japan
          • Led: Attack US navy and aircraft base - pearl Harbour

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