1905 Revolution - Russo Japanese War

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Russo-Japanese War

  • Short-term cause
  • Like other Great Powers Russia wanted to expand his Empire in the late 1800s
  • Countries like France and Britain concentrated on Africa 
  • Russia concentrated on the Far East
  • In doing so, Russia came into direct conflict with Japan
  • From 1904-1905 Russia and Japan went to war over northern China and Korea 
  • Russia saw themselves as far superior, underestimated Japan
  • Janurary 1905, Russia were forced to surrender their Port Arthur naval base in north China 
  • In the…


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