Northern Eurasia 1932: Japanese Conquest of Manchuria
After their defeat by the Soviets, the Nationalist Chinese government moved to crush the growing Communist movement in China once and for all. However, the Soviet Union was not the only power wary of wary of the rise of the Chinese Nationalists; in 1931, Japan launched its own invasion of Manchuria, backing its "independence" from China the following year.
5 Dec 1929 Tajik Socialist Soviet Republic▲
The Tajik Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic is detached from the Uzbek Soviet Socialist Republic, Soviet Union, to become the Tajik Socialist Soviet Republic. Its capital, Dyushambe (Dushanbe), is renamed Stalinabad and the new SSR is also granted additional Uzbek territory in the north.
5 Nov 1930 Chinese Nationalists begin their Encirclement Campaigns against the Communists
Chinese Nationalists begin their Encirclement Campaigns against the Communists
18 Sep 1931–27 Feb 1932 Japanese invasion of Manchuria▲
Following the Mukden Incident, the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria - the semi-independent northeast provinces of the Republic of China under the governorship of Zhang Xueliang. After occupying the southern provinces of Liaoning and Kirin, the Japanese advanced north into Heilongjiang, completing its conquest in February 1932.
10 Apr–? Oct 1932 Uprising in western Mongolia, crushed with Soviet support▲
Uprising in western Mongolia, crushed with Soviet support