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Relationships Between Japan And The World 1914 1939

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Relationships between Japan and the World

During the period of 1914 to 1939, Japan established multiple relationships with the rest of the world due to the many incidents that occurred. Japan emerged as a powerful country and conquered their goal of dominance in which created many positive and negative effects with the world to an extent. Japan mostly formed negative relationships with other nations however, that were not friendly but in fact aggressive. These incidents include the Twenty One Demands, the rejection of racial equality and the rape of Nanking in the Sino-Japanese war. There were numerous events that shaped the poor relationship between Japan and other countries during 1914 ...view middle of the document...

The twenty one demands in 1915 formed a overall negative relationship from Japan with China.

There were multiple events that shaped the relationship between Japan and other countries during 1914 to 1936. This includes the rejection of racial equality between Japan and other nations in the League of nations Paris Peace Conference 1919. Japan made a vote to alter the league of nations covenant so that all member nations would be declared racially equal. Japan took this action as they thought since they had helped the western countries in WW1 that they respected and liked Japan as well as Japan now being a powerful country in the world. However other countries actions including Australia and the United States rejected the insertion of racial equality in the covenant of the league of nations. ‘If the League of nations is able to compel a State to amend its immigration, naturalism and franchise laws there remains to the state only the shadow of a sovereignty’ The league of nations challenged Australia’s ‘All White Policy.’ This lead to an even worse relationship with Japan and the other nations of the world that rejected them (only 11 out of 16 nations voted for racial equality) as they now resented them for the negative effect it has left on Japan. Japan felt humiliated as they were not considered racially equal and were once again recognised as lower than the other nations. The Rejection of racial equality was an event that determined the negative relationship between Japan and the rest of the world during the time period of 1914 to 1939.

There were multiple events that shaped the relationship between Japan and other countries during 1914 to 1936. This included the Sino - Japanese war in 1937. During this war Japan invaded Nanking in a six week period starting december 13th 1937. This event is know as the rape of Nanking. The actions taken by the Chinese were defective as they only fought back for four days then 90 000 Chinese soldiers surrendered. This is due to China being poorly led by the Japanese and disorganized. The rape of Nanking lead to worse international relationships with japan as they were frowned upon from the rest of the world, however good relationships with Chinese and the rest of the world to an extent as many foreign nations protested the actions of the Japanese troops and some countries gave aid to the Chinese Nationalist government including the US. This had a negative effect on Japan as it brought shame upon them for indiscriminate rape, slaughter and torture of over 200 000 people including women children and soldiers,...

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