Stimson Doctrine Law and Legal Definition

The Stimson doctrine is a non-recognition foreign policy accepted in the U.S. According to the stimson doctrine, a conquered country will be non-recognized by the U.S. The doctrine was developed during the Manchuria Crisis of 1931.

The doctrine is a result of U.S efforts to resolve the Manchurian crisis. This doctrine made way for a diplomatic settlement of disputes. But thedoctrine is considered to be toothless and dangerous as the doctrine did not have any room for mediating the Manchurian dispute. The doctrine in fact upset the Japanese.