from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A former state of eastern Asia in Manchuria and eastern Nei Monggol (Inner Mongolia). It was established as a puppet state (1932) after the Japanese invaded Manchuria in 1931 and was returned to Chinese sovereignty in 1945.
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- proper n. A Japanese-controlled puppet state in Manchuria that lasted from 1932 to 1945.
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