Washington Peace Conference and U.S.-Japanese Relations
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This paper describes the Washington Peace Conference of 1921-1922 and looks back to the late nineteenth century to shed light on the complexities of Japanese-American relations in 1921. The paper provides an overview of the important events that took place between 1918 and 1941 and discusses the breakdown of international order that resulted in World War II. The paper then examines the effects of the Conference on the relations between United States and Japan.
From the Paper:"The peace conferences of the Twenties had a pacifying effect on the overall situation in the world, which was now enjoying a much-deserved lull without crises and sharp contradictions. These conferences tried to improve relations between the USA and Japan. The USA was increasingly suspicious of growing Japanese power in the Far East and of Japanese influence in China, especially as during the First World War Japan had seized Kiaochow and all the German islands in the Pacific. To prevent a naval building race, it was agreed that the Japanese navy would be limited to three-fifths the size of the American and British navies; Japan also agreed to withdraw from Kiaochow and the Shangtung province of China which she had occupied since 1914. In return she was allowed to keep the former German Pacific islands as mandates, and the western powers promised not to build any more naval bases within striking distance of Japan. In addition, the USA, Japan, Britain and France agreed to guarantee the neutrality of China and to respect each other's possessions in the Far East."
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