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 (măn′cho͞o′kwō′) also Man·chu·guo (-gwō′)
A former state of eastern Asia in Manchuria and eastern Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia). It was established as a puppet state (1932) after the Japanese invaded Manchuria in 1931 and was returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1945.


(ˈmænˈtʃuːˈkwəʊ) or


1. (Historical Terms) a former state of E Asia (1932–45), consisting of the three provinces of old Manchuria and Jehol
2. (Placename) a former state of E Asia (1932–45), consisting of the three provinces of old Manchuria and Jehol



a former country (1932–45) in E Asia, under Japanese control: included Manchuria and parts of Inner Mongolia; now a part of China.
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In 1938 push came to shove between the Soviet Union and Imperial Japan on the border between Mongolia and Manchukuo.
Glorify the Empire: Japanese Avant-Garde Propaganda in Manchukuo, by Annika A.
In a lecture to the Japanese living in California on January 10, 1938, Yoshigoro Taguchi (1902-1978), who served an advisor of the apostolic delegation to Manchukuo, stated that Japanese military and pacification teams had rescued Catholics and non-Chinese missionaries from the persecution of Chinese Communists.
1932: The Japanese set up the republic of Manchukuo after occupying Manchuria.
To respond to Japanese aggression in Manchuria and to the creation of Manchukuo in the 1930s, Koo advised the government to appeal to the LN on the basis of Articles X, XI, and XV of the League Covenant.
The Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere proposed a new regional bloc of nations encompassing Japan (including the territories of Korea, Taiwan, and Sakhalin), China, Manchukuo, French Indochina, and the Dutch East Indies.
He also commanded a unit in Manchukuo, before assuming his final post in Borneo (Japan Times and Advertiser, 29 October 1942).
40) Prasenjit Duara, Sovereignty and Authenticity: Manchukuo and the East Asian Modern (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2003), p.
Glorify the empire; Japanese avant-garde propaganda in Manchukuo.
On 20 February 1938, Germany in turn recognised Japanese-dominated Manchukuo and on 1 July 1941, the Japanese-sanctioned puppet regime of Wang Jingwei in China.
The last chapter covers old ground on Manchukuo, but highlights the corruption, sexual escapades, and forced labour policies of Kishi and the self-serving business strategies of Ayukawa.
Japan invaded Manchuria in 1931 and set up the puppet state of Manchukuo.