THE LEAGUE: Recognition No. 2

In a bitter whistling wind on the plains outside Hsinking, owl-eyed Henry Pu Yi announced to his ancestors on March 1 that he was about to become Emperor Kang Teh of Manchukuo. Later that day he buttoned himself into a Field Marshal's uniform and ascended his throne. Japan, which was the first and, so far as the world knew until last week, the last power to recognize his puppet government (TIME, Sept. 26, 1932), sent official congratulations. The League of Nations did not dare punish Japan directly for its invasion of Manchuria,...

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