Our history teacher, Lenny, gave us an assignment, which can be found here.
Question 1. How does the video open? What might the connection between the League and the opening scenes in Poland be?
The video opens saying that the League of Nations failed to create stability and it failed to create peace in the 1930s. The opening scene shows a castle in Poland being attacked. Perhaps the League wasn’t able to solve problems which then in 1939 led to war.
Question 2. What problems did Japan face? (Mention ALL of them)
The population in Japan was booming, isolated country, it needed to build up traces to receive nessesary resources that they didn’t have, unemployment was high and agriculture fate was brought in a big scale.
Question 3. What was the role of the army in Japan?
The army was more powerful than politicians. They also controlled education and martial art techniques which was compulsory since a very early age.
Question 4. What did army leaders believe Japan needed?
Army leaders believed that territorial gain in east Asia would benefit them. They already controlled Korea and after the war in 1905 with Russia let them keep their troops in Manchuria.
Question 5. What was the value of Manchuria?
Machuria was mostly barren, but it had vast resources which were needed by Japanese for their economy.
Question 6. What happened at Mudken?
Extremists were concerned that leaders in Tokyo, weren’t going to take Manchuria. So they infiltrated gasses in Manchuria and persuaded them to take on Manchuria’s army. This was sabotaged and their was an explosion.
Question 7. What did the League do about it?
The League told Japan that they should withdraw from Machuria if the didnn’t want to receive economic sanctions, since they had already been morally condemned.
Question 8. What was Japan’s reaction to the decision of the League?
Japan didn’t care about what the League said and she wasn’t worried about her economy since she didn’t think the League would proceed with the sanctions.