US Neutrality Asia

Events

Japan Invades Manchuria 1

1931

A unit of the Japanese army decides to invade manchuria. The United States takes no formal action.

Japan Invades Jehol Province 2

December 9, 1932

The Japanese army invades Jehol Province. The United States takes no formal action.

Japan Renounces Naval Treaty Restrictions 3

December 19, 1934

Some british soliders asasignated the prime minestor. United States takes no formal action.

Promotes "Autonomy Movement" in North China 4

November 1935

Since the conquest of Manchuria Japan, their were still efforts of a pro-Japanese "autonomis" region of Northern China. The United States takes no formal action.

Japan Signs Anti-Comintern Pact 5

November 1936

The three powers of Japan, China, and Germany defied The League of Nations and set an alliance between these three powers. The United States takes no formal action.

War Breaks Out Between Japan and China 6

July 1937 - 1945

Fighting broke out between Japan and China just outside Peking and quickly spread to other countries. This fued would last until 1945. The United States embargoed strategic materials.

Panay Incident 7

December 12, 1937

A Japanese aircraft attacked a group of U.S. vessels on the Yangtze River. Two sailors were killed and thirty were wounded. Several ships sinked including the U.S.S Panay. The United States demanded indemnity.

Japanese Offensives in China 8

May 1938

There were bombing raids against civilian populations of Chinese cities. The United States embargoed stragetic materials.

Japanese Offensive in Southern China 9

October 1938

China recieved aid, but Japan was set upon to stop the flow of aid. To do this they attacked major ports on the coast of China. The United States sends aid to China.

Fighting Between Japanese and Soviet Forces 10

July 1939

A fight between Japanese and Soviet forces began earlier than everyone thought it would. The United States takes no formal action.

Closing of the Burma Road 11

July 1940

Prime Minister Winston Churchill closed Burma Roads. The United States takes no formal action against this.

Japan Occupies Northern Indochina 12

September 1940

Tokyo began pushing France to allow Japanese aircrafts fly in France, but they were denied in fear of war. The United States takes embargo strategic materials.

Japan Occupies Southern Indochina 13

July 1941

The French government allowed Japanese forces to occupie the whole country after Tokyo pressured them. The United States froze Japanese assets.

Japan Proposes East Asia Settlement 14

September 1941

Early September, Japan offered the United States a plan for overall settlement to settle the agruments between them. The United States rejected this offer.

Japan Proposes "Modus Vivendi" 15

November 1941

Tokyo made one more proposel to have more oil from the United States. The United States rejected this offer.

Attack On Pearl Harbor 16

December 1941

Japan attacked pearl harbor. The United States declared war on Japan.