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The Twenty-One Demands

In a classic act of opportunism, the Japanese government used the distraction of the World War I in Europe to press China secretly for a series of concessions. It was made clear that if China were to refuse these demands, war with Japan would be the result.The demands, originally 21 in number, included such matters as the following:The Japanese would henceforth receive coal and iron mining rights in central China and the Shantung PeninsulaThe Japanese would be granted extensive rights in a number of Chinese port citiesChina would be required to end the practice of leasing land and facilities to other nationsControl over certain Chinese internal affairs, such as financial and police matters, would be assigned to Japanese agents.
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Delos Panorama

A panorama of the archaeological site of Delos, one of the most important religious sanctuaries in the Greek world and a major trading centre in the 1st and 2nd century CE Roman world.
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Kawasaki Ki-48-II 'Lily' diving

Kawasaki Ki-48-II & 39;Lily& 39; diving This picture probably shows the Kawasaki Ki-48-II, which can be identified by the air intakes on top of the engine nacelles, which can just about be made out here. The picture has been printed to show the aircraft in a dive, but this was sometimes done to pictures of aircraft in level flight to make them more dramatic.
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