The Japanese And Manchuria


The Japanese, fearful of losing their influence and control of Manchuria, began plotting. On Sept. 18, 1931, a staged explosion in Shenyang (Mukden) in southern Manchuria provided the pretext for the Kwantung Army to move against the large city and occupy it. It came to be known as the Manchurian (or Mukden) Incident. The Japanese army moved then to occupy all of Manchuria, and this was accomplished within a few months because, for some unknown reason, the Nationalist government in Nanking had directed the Manchurian leaders not to resist the Japanese. In 1932 the Japanese created the puppet state of Manchukuo. The Chinese, fearing that Japan would invade northern China, signed a treaty ...

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Koreans, and Chinese suspected of anti-Japanese activities. The base was actually a secret medical unit at which inhumane experiments were conducted; at least 3,000 prisoners died there.
Insurgent fighting continued throughout the 1930s and the World War II period. Much of this activity was associated with the growth of the Communist movement in rural areas throughout northern China and Manchuria. Political agreements near the war's end in 1945 between United States president Franklin D. Roosevelt and Soviet Union dictator Joseph Stalin and the Chinese Nationalists allowed the Soviets to enter Manchuria during the last week of fighting. This permitted Soviet troops to occupy Manchuria and turn over Japanese arms and equipment to Communist forces and to delay the entry of the Nationalist army into Manchuria.
Once the Nationalist army occupied the major cities, they soon found themselves cut off and surrounded by Communist forces. By 1948 the Nationalists had lost Manchuria ...

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