ST9 JAPAN 1931
Japan Invades Manchuria, 1931
This map shows the extent of the Japanese occupation of Manchuria in 1931. The need for new markets and new sources of raw materials such as coal, oil, bauxite (for aluminum), and iron ore led Japan to invade and annex Manchuria, renaming it Manchukuo. China protested to the League of Nations, but the League was not able to stop the aggression. This failure showed the world that the League could not maintain world peace.
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