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Japan Invades China

In 1937 Japan was bent on establishing an empire. Encouraged by lack of Western resistance, Japan took control of French Indochina, the Dutch Indies, Burma, Malaya, and the Philippines. By mid-1941, Roosevelt had enforced a total embargo, freezing all assets originating in Japan. In the face of this economic pressure, the Japanese government decided to force the United States into war.

  • Originally Aired July 12, 1978
  • Runtime 25 minutes
  • Content Rating United States of America TV-PG
  • Network PBS
  • Modified June 27, 2022