Second Sino Japanese War
Created By: Taylor Mahanes
First Sino-Japanese War
The origin of the Second-Sino Japanese War can be traced back to the First-Sino Japanese War of 1894-95 in which China was defeated by Japan and was forced to move somwhere else
The Republic of China
The Republic of China was founded in 1912 following a Revolution which overthrew the Qing Dynasty.
In 1915, Japan issued the Twenty-One Demands to exort further political and comercial privilege from China.
The KMT swept through China until it was checked, where a Beiyang warlord backed by the Japanese, attempted to stop the NRA
Nominal Unification of China
In the same year, the Beiyang warlord was assasinated when he became less willing to cooperate with Japan. Afterwards, his son quickly took over control of Manchuria, and declared his alligeance.
In 1930, large-scale civil war broke out between warlords who had fought in alliance with the KMT during the Northern Expedition and the central government under Chiang.
Communist Party of China
Invasion of Manchuria, interventions in China
Japan saw Manchuria as a limitless supply of raw materials, a market for its manufactured goods and as a protective buffer state against the Soviet Union in Siberia.