Russo-Japanese War

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  • Russo-Japenese War
    • When?
      • January 1904, Tsar encouraged to engage in a    'short, swift victorious war with Japan' by Minister of Internal affairs    Plehve!
    • Why?
      • Russia and Japan saw chance for expansion
        • Russia claims were strengthened by the building of the Trans Siberian
    • Russia were granted a 25year lease to Port Arthur in 1898 ( Key trading link in China and Sealink)
      • On  January 2nd 1904 Japanese attacked Port Arthur in hope of pushing Russians back
    • Nicholas determined to retaliate
      • Hated Japanese since murder attempt
      • European racism against 'makaki'

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