Naval Limitation and Pacific Problems, 1921–1936

Archive Report

Obstacles to Success of 1935 Navalconference

Notice of intention to terminate the Washington naval treaty on December 31, 1936, is expected from the Japanese government before the end of the current year. The London naval treaty of 1930 will expire by limitation on December 31, 1936. In accordance with treaty stipulations, the principal sea powers are to hold a conference sometime during the year 1935 to consider further limitation of naval armament by international agreement. Preliminary diplomatic discussions now being held in London have disclosed Japan's apparent determination to sign no new naval treaty which fails to accord her a status of equality with Great Britain and the United States. Since this country and probably also Great Britain are not prepared to grant this concession, ...

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