Sino-Soviet Conflict

China's Nanjing Decade

East Asia 1929.112

Sino-Soviet Conflict

The Northern Expedition, early Chinese Civil War, and Japanese incursions into China (20 November 1929)

Historical Map of East Asia & the Western Pacific

Encouraged by the Chinese Nationalist government, the Fengtian clique seized the part Soviet-administered Chinese Eastern Railway in 1929. The Soviets responded with a two-pronged invasion, swiftly forcing the Chinese to come to terms.

Main Events

Chiang Kaishek defeats Guangxi clique

Fengtian clique seizes Chinese Eastern Railway

Soviet Union invades Manchuria

Guominjun denounces Chiang Kaishek

Wall Street Crash

Between opening on "Black Thursday" and close on "Black Tuesday", the Dow Jones Industrial Average drops in value from 305.85 to 230.07 in the most devastating stock market crash in United States history. The crash will bring an abrupt end to the Roaring Twenties and signal the beginning of the Great Depression.

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