chapter  1
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The League Council and Manchuria 1. Preoccupations

THE degree of interest in Far Eastern events displayed in this country naturally varied considerably from stage to stage. Study reveals several important facts in this connection. First, the relative lack of interest during the first phase, and the slowness of its development. Secondly, interest reached its highest peak during the early and critical phase of the Shanghai episode, in February and early March of 1932. Thirdly, this interest rapidly declined, and for long periods subsequently seems almost to have disappeared. Fourthly, it flared up to a secondary high peak in January and February of 1933, and then fizzled out with remarkable speed.