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    • JapanThe Interwar Years (1919- 1939)
    • 1920s• end of WWI• economic challenges –industrialization –few natural resources –international tariffs –need for expansion
    • Social Changes• feudal agriculture → urban industrial• universal education• western influence –politics –questioning traditional Japanese beliefs –military upset w/ this
    • Military Influence• Great Depression hits Japan (1929) –civilians look to military for leadership• military –nationalist –united under emperor –military leadership
    • Emperor Hirohito
    • Japanese Aggression• modern war –relies on technology and industry –2 problems 1. lack of industrial capacity 2. navy size limited• promotes “fighting spirit”• military takes over
    • Manchurian Incident (1931)• Japan invades China• Manchuria – resource-rich region in China – relieve Japanese reliance on West – compete w/ industrial nations• Japan takes over – called Manchukuo• international condemnation – 1933 – Japan leaves League of Nations – 1934 – disagrees to limit navy size
    • Late 1930s• 1936 – Anti-Comintern Pact –w/ Germany –opposes spread of communism• Second Sino-Japanese War –vs. China –ended w/ WWII –1937 – Nanjing Massacre
    • Nanjing Massacre (1937)• aka “Rape of Nanjing”• Nanjing – former capital of the Republic of China• rape, murder, pillage, etc.• 100,000-300,000 deaths