Japanese militarism in the 1930s

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In History
  • Russo-Japanese War began - Japanese seized Russian territory in Siberia and expanded in Manchuria.

  • Democratic principles had taken hold in Japanese life.

  • The world's depression began in 1929 causing great economic hardships for the Japanese people.

    The world's depression began in 1929 causing great economic hardships for the Japanese people.
  • A bomb planted by Japanese soldiers destroyed a section of a Japanese-controlled railway in Manchuria. Japan presented it to the world as an unprovoked attack by the Chinese army and the Japanese troops flooded into Manchuria.

  • Manchuria became a state that was controlled and protected by Japan.

  • Japanese economy was recovering, Governor of Hong Kong at the time, Takashi, put Japan's currency on a tighter budget but the army and navy demanded more military spending.

  • Japan invaded China proper, capturing several major cities.