Manchurian crisis

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What happened in September 1931?
the Japanese claimed that Chinese soldiers had sabotaged the Manchurian railway in Korea, which Japan controlled.
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What did Japan do as a result of this?
Japan attacked and by February 1932, had brutally conquered Manchuria.
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When did Japan attack and capture the city of Shanghai and what did China do about it.
In January-March 1932. In March China appealed to the LoN
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What did the LoN do about it?
A League delegation led by Lord Lytton arrived in Manchuria to see what was happening, and in October 1932 it declared that Japan should leave the league. So they did.
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Were there any follow up actions by the league?
No. The League could not agree on sanctions, and Britain and France were not prepared to send an army. Not only did the Japanese stay in Manchuria, but in July 1937 they also invaded China.
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What effect did the crisis have on the League as a peacekeeping force?
It made the league look weak. It became clear that if a strong nation was prepared to ignore the League, the League could do nothing about it. Sanctions were useless
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