Diary April 1, 1940

Wang Ching-wei

Wang Ching-wei receiving German diplomats while head of state in 1941.

Diary for Monday, April 1, 1940:

China

Sino-Japanes War: Japanese-sponsored ‘Central Government of China’ established at Nanking, under Wang Ching-wei, a former colleague of Chiang Kai-shek. The Government is not recognized by Western Powers.

Home Fronts

France: Government Decree authorizes construction of 53 warships: 2 battleships, 1 carrier, 3 cruisers, 27 destroyers and 20 submarines.

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