Remembering the “Mukden Incident” of 1931 that Started World War II in Asia

written by Todd DePastino The September 18 History Museum in Shenyang (陳炬燵, CC BY-SA 3.0 via Wikimedia Commons) On September 18, 1931, the first seeds of catastrophe were sewn when a five-foot section of rail in the city of Mukden, China, sustained minor damage from small explosion. The so-called “Mukden Incident” was

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