1929 Sino-Soviet Conflict

The Soviet Union under Stalin

Russia 1929.112

1929 Sino-Soviet Conflict

The Soviet Union under Stalin (20 November 1929)

Historical Map of Russia & the former Soviet Union

By 1929, Chiang Kaishek's Nationalists were rapidly reunifying China. With Chiang's backing, the Manchurian warlord seized the part-Soviet administered Chinese Eastern Railway. The Soviets responded with a two-pronged invasion, swiftly forcing the Manchurians to come to terms and demonstrating China's continued weakness.

Main Events

Stalin implements First Five-Year Plan in Soviet Union

Fengtian clique leader Zhang Xueliang accepts Chinese Nationalist Government, symbolically reunifying China

Fengtian clique seizes Chinese Eastern Railway

Soviet Union invades Manchuria

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