First Sino-Japanese War, conflict between Japan and China in 1894–95 that marked the emergence of Japan as a major world power and demonstrated the weakness of the Chinese empire. The war grew out of conflict between the two countries for supremacy in Korea.
Ever since the Great Depression, countries wanted to find ways to expand their countries and boost their economies.
The Manchurian incident was an event staged by Japanese military personnel as a pretext for the Japanese invasion in 1931 of northeastern China, known as Manchuria.
First Sino-Japanese War
The Marco Polo Bridge Incident, was a July 1937 battle between China's National Revolutionary Army and the Imperial Japanese Army. It is widely considered to have been the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War
Rape of Nanjing
Rape of Nanjing was an incident of mass murder and rape committed by Imperial Japanese troops against the residents of Nanjing, then the capital of China, during the Second Sino-Japanese War.
The Pacific Theater featured a very difficult climate for the soldiers. Soldiers delt with blazing heat, dense jungles, and extreme humidity. Some severe challenges included malaria, dehydration, and exhaustion