Also, the powerlessness of the government of Japan was another reason which prevented from the happenings related to the military. The actions of the Guandong’s army were condemned and it enjoyed a lot of popularity back home.
Forces that led to the aggression of Japan in mainland China
Thus, the problem wasn’t resolved yet. In order to solve this problem, Japan looked towards the mainland China as an area to expand its military and to provide an ideal solution for the military. After the 1920’s, the militarist view had changed in Japan. The nation wanted to create a source for getting raw materials and to ensure proper food to its population. The international reactions were extremely negative to the incident.
The militarists of Japan proposed the government about the proposals related to the military aggression against China. But, these were turned down by the civilian government. During the times, the military of Japan became more and more distrustful from the civilian government. After the Washington Naval conference in Japan, a smaller naval tonnage was allocated to Japan in comparison to Great Britain and United States. The military officers observed the same as the humiliation for Japan. After the 1925, Kato government cut the Japanese army in order to control the budgets. Japan had a massive interest in the commercial processes in China and had significant influence in the politics. The militants also demanded action by the imperial block in order to block the nationalist movement in China. After this the Prime Minister, Tanaka responded by sending the Japanese troops to China (High).
During the same times, great depression had impacted the economy of Japan, which further expanded the commercial interest of Japan who was now willing to be under threat from Chinese Nationalists.
Because of the war and the conquest of Manchuria, there were several impacts on the international level. Because of the crises in Manchuria, there was a significant negative impact of the moral strength and the influence which was possessed by the League of Nations. It was stated that the league did not possess any power and was completely powerless as it was the part of the aggressive policy against other nations and allowed the Japan to commit such blatant aggression without having any serious consequences (Wilson).
Though Japan withdrew from the League of Nations, they also concluded that the Imperial army of Japan after this incident could not be regarded as an incident related to legitimate self-defense. It was also stated that the formation of new state would not have been formed without the presence of the troops of Japan. Thus, it was concluded that there was no general support from the Chinese troops (Yasuba, 543-560). Hence this movement was considered to be something which is not genuine. This had also led to the assassination of the Prime Minister of Japan. Around 1500 troops went on the rampage because of the assassination against the former prime ministers and the other members of the cabinet.