World War I meant total war which meant military had to draw on total resources of the nation
With turmoil of 1920s and 1930s, Japan found itself increasingly militarized - military needs, values, and goals shape a nation’s policies
Rape of Nanjing In December of 1937, the Japanese Imperial Army marched into China's capital city of Nanking and proceeded to murder an estimated 300,000 out of 600,000 civilians and soldiers in the city. The six weeks of carnage would become known as the Rape of Nanking and represented the single worst atrocity during the World War II era in either the European or Pacific theaters of war.
a general who will become the prime minister of Japan during WWII
he will be sentenced to death at the end of WWII for his war crimes
Japan & China War 1937 What is the big deal? This war created negative chaos that weakened European control over China and enabled Mao and communism to come to power and destroy all aspects of European colonialism in China.