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Situation in 1931 when Japanese troops, claiming that Chinese soldiers had tried to blow up a railway line, took matters into their own hands by capturing several southern Manchurian cities, and by continuing to take over the country even after the Chinese troops had withdrawn
Manchurian Incident
A supposedly independent country under the control of a powerful neighbor
Puppet State
A 700-mile-long highway linking Burma (present-day Myanmar) to China
Burma Road
As announced in 1940 by Japan's prime minister, the area extending from Manchuria to the Dutch East indies in which Japan would expand its influence
Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere
Describe the relationship between the military and the civilian government in Japan in the 1930s.
The military gradually took power away from the civilian government.
Why was Japan unable to defeat China in 1939 and 1940?
In China, the two armies were equally strong; neither could win. In Japan, there was a shortage of raw materials, especially after July 1940 when the U.S. stopped selling goods to them.