Why did Japan invade Indochina and other countries in the Pacific?
In 1940, Japan invaded French Indochina in an effort to control supplies reaching China. Following Japanese expansion into Indochina and the fall of France, in July 1941, the U.S. ceased oil exports to Japan. This caused the Japanese to proceed with plans to take the Dutch East Indies, an oil-rich territory.
Who controlled Indochina during ww2?
For five years during World War II, Indochina was a French-administered possession of Japan.
What caused Japan to invade?
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