RUN UP TO THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION

HideShow resource information

RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR (1904-05)

Russia had 4 reasons to go to war:

 1. To pursue an expansionist policy, gaining land to make up for a relative decline in Europe

2. To obtain an ice-free port, all of Russias ports became unusable in winter months

3. To induce patriotism, to distract from Russias economic and social problems

 4. It saw Japan as inferior, an easy victory

The Russian fleet was destroyed on arrival at Tsushima in May 1905, Russia lost because:

1. A lack of control from army superiors

2. Japans developed technology

3. Russian troops had to

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar History resources:

See all History resources »See all Russia - 19th and 20th century resources »