The league of Nations: The Manchurian Crisis

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Manchurian Crisis 1931-1933

Causes of the Manchurian Crisis

  • The Japanese armed forces wanted an empire
  • Japan was short of living space for its population
  • Manchuria was rich in natural resources
  • The Wall St Crash had had a devastating effect on the Japanese economy as the USA and Japan were major trading partners


  • The Japanese army claimed that Chinese saboteurs had damaged the South Manchurian Railway which the Japanese controlled
  • The Japanese army invaded and conquered Manchuria
  • The Japanese set up a puppet government and called the area Manchukuo
  • The Chinese appealed to the League for


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