The Manchurian Crisis

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1. Wall Street Crash in America (24th of October 1929) - Most countries traded with the USA, so when she crashed, the whole world's individual countries were...
going trough a depression resuting in loss of goods and increased poverty
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2. Japan wanted Manchuria - many,including the army, thought that due to poverty, Japn should...
expand intto Manchuria so there would be room for their surplus population and a market japanese goods
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3. Explosion on the railway at Mukden - Since 1904, Japan has been allowed soldiers in Manchuria...
guarding the South Manchurian Railway
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In September 1931, the Japanese claimed that an explosion on the railway was...
sabotage by the cinese
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There was no certaintity that an explosion took place as...
transport wasn't interrupted, but gave the Japanese a reason to invade
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4. The Chinese were defeated - The Japanese army quickly...
defeated the chinese at Mukden
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The army had done it without permission from the...
government, but was so succesful that the army was now in control of the japanese policy
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Action taken from the League - China appealed to the League and the...
Lytton Commision was set up to look at the evidence
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China claimed that Japan had comitted an...
act of aggression
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Japan claimed that it had gone into Manchuria to...
restore order
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The Lytton Commision issued it's report...
a year later
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It found China's rule chaotic and Japan had...
grieviences against it, but the Japanese invasion was condemmned
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It recommended that Manchuria should be a...
self-governing state
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The Japanese re-named Manchuria to...
Manchuhuo
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It was supposed to be an independent state but...
was ruled by Japan
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Later in 1933, Japan occupied the whole of Manchuria and...
left the League, even after they condemned her actions, and later occupied Jehol
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The effect it had on the League - It haad failed and a permanent member made an...
act of aggression and got away with it
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1. Sanctions were discussed but not used because Japan's main trading partner was...
the USA, which wasn't in the League, so it wouldn't affect her
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2. All countries were suffering the effects of the depression and didn't want to be involved in...
international problems (especially Britain as it didn't want trouble in the Far East to affect it's trade with Asia)
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Britain and France were not prepared to risk it's...
fleet against Japan
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4. The nearest country to Japan was the...
USSR, but as they weren't in the League, they didn't help
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5. A stronger Japan would be a useful ally to...
The USSR
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expand intto Manchuria so there would be room for their surplus population and a market japanese goods

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2. Japan wanted Manchuria - many,including the army, thought that due to poverty, Japn should...

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guarding the South Manchurian Railway

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Card 4

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sabotage by the cinese

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transport wasn't interrupted, but gave the Japanese a reason to invade

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