Why didn’t France and Britain try to force Japan to leave Manchuria?

(A) ** It was too far away and the did not want war

(B) They did not want to upset Japan as they needed them as an ally

(C) Hitler asked them not to

(D) They were enjoying an economic boom and did not care about Japan


Concept note-1: -Seeking raw materials to fuel its growing industries, Japan invaded the Chinese province of Manchuria in 1931. By 1937 Japan controlled large sections of China, and war crimes against the Chinese became commonplace.

Concept note-2: -Answer 2: The League of Nations did not take action in Manchuria because it was too concerned with European affairs, however on the other hand, the League did take some action, like sending Lord Lytton, because it knew it had to take some action in order to maintain world peace which was one of the League’s aims.

Concept note-3: -On September 18, 1931, an explosion destroyed a section of railway track near the city of Mukden. The Japanese, who owned the railway, blamed Chinese nationalists for the incident and used the opportunity to retaliate and invade Manchuria.

Concept note-4: -Its findings and recommendations that the Japanese puppet state of Manchukuo not be recognized and the return of Manchuria to Chinese sovereignty prompted the Japanese government to withdraw from the League entirely.