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Japan Signs Peace Treaty with China

1922

In this treaty, Japan promised to respect China's borders.

Japan Signs Kellogg-Briand Pact

1928

In this pact, Japan renounced war.

The Great Depression Strikes

1929

Many Japanese citizens blamed the government, and military leaders gained control of the country.

Japan Seizes Manchuria

1931

Japan set up a puppet government, controlling what Manchuria produced: mostly iron and coal.

Japan Withdraws from League of Nations

1933

Japan Invades China

1937

Japan was better equipped and trained than China, and Jiang Jieshi was forced to retreat and set up a new capital, Chongqing, in western China.