1940 Extension of China Invasion into SEA threatens European colonies and creates diplomatic friction with the US
1937 Piecemeal expansion in Manchuria leads to Marco Polo Bridge Incident the disastrous invasion of China proper
1894 War with China over Korea defeat of China Treaty of Shimonoseki 1895 Korea independent Taiwan ceded



Manchuria North East China geopolitics gave value to an industrial base on the Eurasian continent cf Haushofer
nikka Japan/pre War China ka kanji abbreviation meaning flower ostentation indicating KMT China
nisshin Japan/Qing China shin kanji abbreviation meaning clean pure indicating Qing China
nitchu Japan/PRC China chu kanji abbreviation meaning centre middle indicating PRC
nichiboku Japan/Mexico boku kanji abbreviation meaning ink China ink indicating Mexico

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