Who did Japan invade in 1937?
The Second Sino-Japanese War was a military conflict fought primarily between the Republic of China and the Empire of Japan from July 7, 1937, to September 2, 1945. It began with the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in 1937 in which a dispute between Japanese and Chinese troops escalated into a battle.
Manchuria, also called the Northeast, Chinese (Pinyin) Dongbei or (Wade-Giles romanization) Tung-pei, formerly Guandong or Guanwei, historical region of northeastern China. Strictly speaking, it consists of the modern provinces (sheng) of Liaoning (south), Jilin (central), and Heilongjiang (north).
- However, the Mongol rulers Genghis Khan, Ögedei Khan, Möngke Khan, and finally Kublai Khan gradually conquered China, until the fall of the final Song emperor at the Battle of Yamen in 1279.
- The definition of Manchuria can be any one of several regions of various size. These are, from smallest to largest: Northeast China (Dōngběi): consisting of Heilongjiang, Jilin, and Liaoning. This is the area referred to as "Manchuria" in the World Geographical Scheme for Recording Plant Distributions.
- The Northeast China Plain (simplified Chinese: ????; traditional Chinese: ????; pinyin: Dōngběi Píngyuán), also known as the Manchurian Plain, is located in Northeast China. It lies between the Greater and Lesser Khingan and Changbai mountains.
In September 1931, they claimed that Chinese soldiers had sabotaged the railway, and attacked the Chinese army (which had just executed a Japanese spy). The Chinese army did not fight back because it knew that the Japanese were just wanting an excuse to invade Manchuria. China appealed to the League of Nations.
- The Mukden Incident, or Manchurian Incident, was a staged event engineered by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for the Japanese invasion in 1931 of northeastern China, known as Manchuria.
- Korea under Japanese rule. Korea as part of the Empire of Japan in 1945, with Japanese place names. Korea under Japanese colonial rule began with the end of the short-lived Korean Empire in 1910 and ended at the conclusion of World War II in 1945.
Updated: 25th November 2019