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1 Question 1 Why did Japanese militarists choose the emperor as a symbol? A. The emperor was a former general of the army B. The militarists did not want to form a new system of government C. The militarists new they could control the emperor D. None of the above

2 Question 2 Who was the emperor of Japan during this time period? A. Akihito B. Askishino C. Hirohito D. Naruhito

3 Question 3 How did Japan’s invasion of Manchuria illustrate weakness of the League of Nations? A. The League of Nations was unable to control Japanese activities B. The League of Nations did not exist C. The League of Nations military could not fight the Japanese D. None of the above

4 Question 4 After invading Manchuria, Japan begins to invade which country next? A. Korea B. United States C. Vietnam D. China

5 Question 5 What is the nickname given after the city of Nanjing after it fell to the Japanese in 1937? A. “Rape of Nanjing” B. “The Great Akihito” C. “Little Toyko” D. “Fire of Nanjing”

6 Japan Seeks an Empire Japan had a democratic government during the 1920’s 1922 Japan signs a treaty with China 1928 Japan signs the Kellogg- Briand Pact Japan’s constitution puts strict limits on the Prime Minister and the cabinet Military only reported to the Emperor

7 Militarists Take Control of Japan During the Great Depression, Japanese blamed the government Militarists wanted to restore the old traditional control of government through the military Instead of a forceful leader, the Emperor was the symbol of power Emperor Hirohito had the support of the people and the military Militarists goal to control the Pacific

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9 Japan Invades Manchuria Manchuria had a rich area of iron & coal Japan also had a problem of overcrowding population 1931 Japan’s army seizes Manchuria Build factories, mines and move people into Manchuria Seen as a challenge to the League of Nations

10 Japan Invades China

11 By 1937, Japan is continuing to look for more resources and invades China Even though China’s military out numbered Japan, they were no match for the Japanese army In November, key Chinese port Shanghai and Nanjing would fall to Japan “Rape of Nanjing” in which Japan’s officers allowed its army to ransack Nanjing murdering thousands Final Death toll was 250,000 In 5 months, Over 1 million people under Japanese control

12 Marco Polo Bridge

13 Question 1 Why did Japanese militarists choose the emperor as a symbol? A. The emperor was a former general of the army B. The militarists did not want to form a new system of government C. The militarists new they could control the emperor D. None of the above

14 Question 2 Who was the emperor of Japan during this time period? A. Akihito B. Askishino C. Hirohito D. Naruhito

15 Question 3 How did Japan’s invasion of Manchuria illustrate weakness of the League of Nations? A. The League of Nations was unable to control Japanese activities B. The League of Nations did not exist C. The League of Nations military could not fight the Japanese D. None of the above

16 Question 4 After invading Manchuria, Japan begins to invade which country next? A. Korea B. United States C. Vietnam D. China

17 Question 5 What is the nickname given after the city of Nanjing after it fell to the Japanese in 1937? A. “Rape of Nanjing” B. “The Great Akihito” C. “Little Toyko” D. “Fire of Nanjing”


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