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In Asia, Japan's efforts to become a world power and the rise of militarist leadership (in the 1930s, the government in Japan was undermined as militarists rose to power and gained de facto totalitarian control) led to conflicts first with China and later the United States. Japan also sought to secure additional natural resources, such as oil and iron ore, due in part to the lack of Natural Resources on Japan's own home islands.

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Q: What were the factors leading to Japan's involvement in World War 2?
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