CHRONOLOGY

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

 

GLOSSARY

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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