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Mukden Incident

Posted: 10 months 1 week ago (Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:37 pm)
by Depth Charge
What is everyone's opinion on the so-called 'staged' Mukden Incident? As usual with these types of things, Communists and Social Democracies have their version and the nationalist side has theirs.

The Allied camp claims that the Japanese staged the attack as a precursor to greasing the wheels of expansionism. However the Japanese (of the era) were adamant that they were attacked by Chinese dissidents.

I'd like to draw a parallel between Gleiwitz and this. Gleiwitz appears to have been a real raid and attack, then later spun by the Allies of having been a German false flag.

Presently I'm of the opinion that rogue elements probably instigated the incident within the Kwangtung Army, but I think their defence needs to be brought back to the table, that they were attacked.