1940 Manchuria Japan Puppet State 1-Jiao 10 Cents Twin Pegasus The Last Emperor of China Kangde Pu-Yi Cupronickel Coin, 21 mm.
1940 Manchuria Japan Puppet State 1-Jiao 10 Cents Twin Pegasus The Last Emperor of China Kangde Pu-Yi Cupronickel Coin, Very Scarce Excellent Condition.
Country. Manchukuo (Last Emperor of China, Puyi - Japanese puppet states) Emperor. Puyi (1932-1945) Year. 7 (1940) Calendar. Chinese - Kangde era Value. 1 Chiao = 10 Fen (0.1) Composition. Copper-nickel Weight. 3.5 g Diameter. 21 mm
Obverse. Two pegasi surrounded by text in a flower cartouche
Lettering: • 國洲滿大 • 年七德康
Translation: • Great Manchoukuo • Year 7 of Kangde
Reverse. Imperial Seal above value with stylized sunrise and clouds
Lettering: 壹 角
Translation: 1 Chiao
- Last Emperor of China - Kangde Pu-Yi. Puyi was the last Emperor of China as the 12th and final Emperor of the Qing dynasty, China's last imperial dynasty. As a child, he reigned as the Xuantong Emperor in China and Khevt Yos Khaan in Mongolia from 1908 until his forced abdication on 12 February 1912, after the Xinhai Revolution.
He was briefly restored to the throne as emperor by the warlord Zhang Xun from 1 July to 12 July 1917.
In 1932, after the Japanese invasion of Manchuria, the puppet state of Manchukuo was established by Japan and he was chosen to become "Emperor" of the new state using the era-name of Datong (Ta-tung). In 1934, he was declared the Kangde Emperor (or Kang-te Emperor) of Manchukuo and ruled until the end of the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1945. After the People's Republic of China was established in 1949, Puyi was imprisoned as a war criminal for 10 years, wrote his memoirs and became a titular member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference and the National People's Congress.
- Japan Puppet State Manchuria. The Japanese invasion of Manchuria began on 18 September 1931, when the Kwantung Army of the Empire of Japan invaded Manchuria immediately following the Mukden Incident. After the war, the Japanese established the puppet state of Manchukuo. Their occupation lasted until the Soviet Union and Mongolia launched the Manchurian Strategic Offensive Operation in 1945.
The South Manchuria Railway Zone and the Korean Peninsula were already under the control of the Japanese Empire since the Russo-Japanese War of 1904. Japan's ongoing industrialization and militarization ensured their growing dependence on oil and metal imports from the US.
The US sanctions which prevented trade with the United States (which had occupied the Philippines around the same time) resulted in Japan furthering their expansion in the territory of China and Southeast Asia. The invasion is sometimes cited as an alternative starting date for World War II, in contrast with the more commonly accepted one of September 1939.
With the invasion having attracted great international attention, the League of Nations produced the Lytton Commission (headed by British politician Victor Bulwer-Lytton) to evaluate the situation, with the organization delivering its findings in October 1932. The label of the invasion as ethically illegitimate prompted the Japanese government to withdraw from the League entirely.