V History Conference

April 4, 2016

At the end of last term, V historians took part in a simulation of the Manchurian crisis of 1931-32 and the response by the League of Nations. Girls were assigned to delegations from the nations involved in the crisis, major and minor players alike: Britain, France, Germany, Poland, Italy, the USA, China and Japan. Over a two-hour session, they responded to events as they unfolded, formed alliances, created proposals, and debated motions on the floor of the Council. The highlight of the event was surely the grand finale, when the Japanese delegation quit the League and walked out in disgust. The girls involved are to be commended on their attention to historical accuracy and their dedication to playing their respective roles.


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