Carefully read McAleavy and Mason. It is important that you
understand the background to a crisis in a part of the world you
haven't studied before.
Under five main headings you need to explain the causes
and consequences of the crisis: (i) Background - e.g. rise of Japan
and position of Japan and China on the question of Manchuria. (ii)
Attack on Manchuria - e.g. key events and dates (iii) League Action
- e.g. Lytton Report and consequences (iv) Why the League failed? -
e.g. unwillingness to impose economic sanctions (v) Long-term
Consequences - e.g. Japan joins Anti-Comintern Pact.
In making the notes it is important that you use McAleavy and
Mason. Mason gives you the structure but McAleavy has far more
detailed examples that you will need to support examination answers.
McAleavy 52-55, Mason 30-31.
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