LIST OF WARS: DETAILS
Third Sino-Japanese War
Battle deaths: 1,000,000 
Nation(s) involved and/or conflict territory [note]
Published prior to 2013 | Updated: 2013-08-08 13:42:29
Most historians place the beginning of the second Sino-Japanese War on the Battle of Lugou Bridge (Marco Polo Bridge Incident) on July 7, 1937. However, Chinese historians place the starting point at the Mukden Incident of September 18, 1931. Following the Mukden Incident, the Japanese Guandong Army occupied Manchuria and established the puppet state of Manchukuo (February 1932). Japan pressured China into recognising the independence of Manchukuo. China and Japan did not formally declare war against each other until after the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
SOURCES: FATALITY DATA
Notes on fatalities
 Battle deaths: Correlates of War, Inter-State War Data v4.0
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NOTE ON NATION DATA
NOTE! Nation data for this war may be inconlusive or incomplete. In most cases it reflects which nations were involved with troops in this war, but in some it may instead reflect the contested territory.
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