Saturday, March 12, 2011
Asia Conflict (WW1-2)
During World War 1, Japan allied itself with Britain and France and gained them much trust int he western world. Due to the support of Britain and France, Japan believed that they should expand their empire. After World War 1, French strengthened their holdings in Indo China which lead to anti french resistances, and the colonies that were promised political gain if they fought with the allies, actually saw more of their territory taken and much more colonization. This angered many of the groups and would eventually lead to political upheavals. The first of these was the invasion of china by Japan. In 1931 Japan placed dynamite on their own railroads and detonated them, and attempted to place blame on China. Days later a fullscale invasion of Manchuria by Japan ensued and lead to the Japanese involvement in world war 2. After Japan's invasion of China, they were excluded from most western groups and were kicked out of the League of Nations, while China received support from Britain and France against the Japanese. Japan's isolation lead them to be considered as a potential ally by the Germans who were equally despised in the west.