Japan 1930's

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  1. mmatt9876 Registered Senior Member

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    So Japan invaded China in the 1930's in order to establish an empire. Was China their only target or a stepping stone towards world domination?
     
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  3. mathman Valued Senior Member

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    During the 1930's China was a mess. The Nationalists (Chiang Kai-shek) had control (more or less) of most of the country. There wer warlords who had control of areas in the north. The communists had were based in Shaanxi province. There was fighting among them as Chiang tried to get complete control. The following would help.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_the_Communist_Party_of_China
     
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  5. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    How big is big enough for empire builders? Anything less than better/bigger than the British Empire would be second rate. There were some monumental egos at work there.
     
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  7. iceaura Valued Senior Member

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    Agreed.
    But in a few instances, its aggression toward Korea seems to have been based on a fear of Asian powers - Korea being the obvious launchpad, as with the Mongol attempts.
     
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  8. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Additionally, the "pie in the sky" dream was to add Australia and India to the Empire. Obviously unrealistic, but the dreamers loved the idea.
     
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