IBDP History Chapter 1.2 Notes

japanese expansion in south-east asia, 1931-1941


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Aggression” also covers the same period between 1931 and 1941. The next part titled,  “The impact of fascism on Italian foreign Policy: the origins”, covers the period from 1870 to 1933 and the rise of nationalism and authoritarian states in Italy. “The impact of Nazism on German foreign policy : the origins “covers German history from 1918 to 1933 and discusses the rise of nationalism in Germany in detail.

The notes of “Japanese expansion in South-east Asia, 1931-1941” starts with a timeline of major events that took place in Japanese history from 1931 to 1941. This timeline helps students memorise the important dates and understand the key events better. The notes discuss the perspectives if the reason behind the war between Japan and USA in the Pacific and the causes of the South-east Asian expansion. The notes also discuss in detail the Sino-Japanese war and the effects of the war. The years of turmoil and the Manchurian crises, the reasons, impacts and results of the crisis are also discussed in great detail.

The Rape of Najing and the The Three Power/ Tripartite Pact and the Neutrality Pact are also given due importance. The notes end with discussing the Second World War and the Pearl harbor attack and how it affected the integrity of the Japanese state. The notes are colour coordinated and bulleted for easy comprehension. The notes end with an acronym specifically curated to help you review and remember the concepts longer. The bulleted key points will help you formalise the understanding of these important concepts in a systematic manner.