World War II/Asian Theater/Long Term Causes

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Washington Naval Conference[edit | edit source]

Leaves ratio of British, American and Japanese navies at 5:5:3. This causes resentment in Japan.

Japanese Invasion of Manchuria[edit | edit source]

The Manchurian Crisis[edit | edit source]

Japanese Militarists staged an explosion of the Japanese controlled South-Manchurian railway, near Mukden. They blamed the Chinese for it and the Kwantung army invaded Manchuria, and set up a puppet government.

Japan Leaves the League of Nations[edit | edit source]

Japan's disregard for the League of Nations's authority, undermines it. This example is copied by Mussolini's Italy and Hitler's Germany.

Anti-Comintern Pact[edit | edit source]

The Anti-Comintern Pact was pact against Communist International. The Communists were the enemies of the Fascists. The Pact was signed by three powers. The Germans, the Japanese and later the Italians. This formed what was later known as the Axis Powers.