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The Invasion of French Indochina
By August 1940 Japan was now ready for war. While it was still locked in a war against the Chinese, the Japanese were still confident for success. Japan's first aggression was against the French in their colony of Indochina. They thought it would be an easy target since they capitalized against France's defeat in Europe. The Japanese first seized control of the colony's airbases in the north. The Japanese saw a campaign against the French as a quick and easy expansion of its empire. A year later the Japanese invited the French commanders to a meeting and they wanted to negotiate an agreement that if they could use all the airbases in Indochina, they would not attack or hurt any French troops and citizens in the colony. When the French hesitated the Japanese invaded the entire colony and ruled over Indochina.
Japan felt the consequences of the invasion almost immediately. While conquering the colony and defeating the French troops was easy, the United St