This week, we’ll delve into the origins of Japan’s war with China and the strain that conflict placed on Japan’s relationship with the US. In the course of the 9 years from the invasion of Manchuria to the second appointment of Konoe Fumimaro as Prime Minister, Japan will become bogged down in an unwinnable war and find itself facing a far more assertive United States.
Barnhart, Michael A. Japan Prepares for Total War: The Search for Economic Security, 1919-1941.
Heinrichs, Waldo. Threshold of War: Franklin D. Roosevelt & American Entry Into World War II.
Hotta, Eri. Japan 1941: Countdown to Infamy.
Konoe, Fumimaro. Against a Pacifism Centered on England and America.
Mitter, Rana. Forgotten Ally: China’s World War II 1937-1945.