The Policy of Japan Concerning Natural Resources of Mengjiang: Legal Aspects

Pavel N. Dudin


With the beginning of military conformation against China in early 1930s, Japan began to consider its North-Eastern territories as part of the so-called “anti-Communist belt”, but in terms of economy as a market for the eхport of capital, exclusive sale of goods and a source of natural resources such as coal, minerals and animal products, which is an important strategic military resources. Therefore, the aim of this article is to carry out a comprehensive analysis of the main legal acts regulating economic policy Mengjiang during the Japanese occupation of northeast China. The Central part of Inner Mongolia, known later under the name of Mengjiang, was a matter of special interest, which is manifested in the creation in the mid-1930s the independent Mongol state. The region had an extensive pastures and rich sources of livestock production, so Japan, feeling an acute need for strategic military resources, by using local authorities and the system of state regulation as a tool, has pursued a policy of control of the economy, trying to implement its strategy of "War feeds war". In addition, Menssen was a strategically important territory and was considered by the Japanese armed forces as a springboard for attacks on the Soviet Union.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n3p131

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