Japanese militarism in the 1930s

Timeline created by dev0001
In History
  • Japanese militarism began as soon as Tokugawa shogunate was overthrown and the beginning of the Meiji Restoration

  • Japan conquers Korea, ending China's influence over Korea.

  • Emperor Taisho takes the throne - his reign marked the real beginning of militarism's takeover

    Emperor Taisho takes the throne - his reign marked the real beginning of militarism's takeover
  • The Great Kanto eartquake and resulting Tsunami destroyed Japan's developing economy, as a result citizens were starving and desperate for a new government.

    The Great Kanto eartquake and resulting Tsunami destroyed Japan's developing economy, as a result citizens were starving and desperate for a new government.
  • Japanese Depression - From the kanto earthquake, Japan experienced economic depression, particularly in it's rural regions. This caused a massive increase in Army membership.

  • Emperor Hirohito takes the throne and remained emperor through WWII.

    Emperor Hirohito takes the throne and remained emperor through WWII.
  • The world's great depression began causing great economic hardships for the Japanese people.

    The world's great depression began causing great economic hardships for the Japanese people.
  • Manchurian Incident - Japanese army fakes a railway bombing by the Chinese and without official approval, Japan invades Manchuria. Manchuria becomes a state that was controlled and protected by Japan.

    Manchurian Incident - Japanese army fakes a railway bombing by the Chinese and without official approval, Japan invades Manchuria. Manchuria becomes a state that was controlled and protected by Japan.
  • Japanese navy officers assassinated prime minister Tsuyoshi Inukai

    Japanese navy officers assassinated prime minister Tsuyoshi Inukai
  • Japan invaded China proper, capturing several major cities.

    Japan invaded China proper, capturing several major cities.
  • Japan-China war began: Japanese and Chinese troops had a battle at Marco Polo Bridge near Beijing

  • Period: to

    Russo-Japanese War: Japanese captures Russian territory in Siberia and expanded its influence in Manchuria.