The Stimson Doctrine
- Henry Stimson reacted to Japanese actions in Manchuria
- Stimson did not allow territorial changes to China
- Comes under the USA sphere of influence
- One of the reasons that Japan walked out on the League of Nations
- Policy of the United States federal government
- Doctrine basically stated that America would not acknowledge any territorial changes that Japan imposed on China
- Tried to prevent forced expansion
The Stimson Doctrine was created by United States Secretary of State, Henry Stimson. America did not believe in the forced expansion that was happening over in Asia. In summary, the doctrine was a policy of the United States federal government and basically stated that America would not acknowledge any territorial or administrative changes that Japan was imposing on China.
Question: Why did America suddenly have interest in Japan?