Mukden Incident

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Mukden Incident:

see Manchurian IncidentManchurian Incident
or Mukden Incident,
1931, confrontation that gave Japan the impetus to set up a puppet government in Manchuria. After the Russo-Japanese War (1904–5), Japan replaced Russia as the dominant foreign power in S Manchuria.
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The series of events, known in China as the "September 18 Incident," in Japan as the "Manchurian Incident" and in the West as the "Mukden Incident," began 14 years of Japanese aggression against China, one major step among many in Japan's early 20th century designs to take over the country.