The consequences of the Russo-Japanese War

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The Consequences of the Russo-Japanese War

Why did Russia lose the Russo-Japanese War?

  • Russia went to war with Japan in 1904, however, Tsar Nicholas II underestimated the scale of the war:
  • The front was 6000 miles from St, Petersburg; it tooks troops six days to reach it.
  • The Trans-Siberian railway was only a single track; trains could not run yp and down it at the same time, limiting the transportation of troops.
  • Ammunitions was in short supply and the logistical organisation was chaotic.

What were the consequences of the war for Russia?

  • The defeat was humiliating a it was the first time that a Western pwoer had been defeated by an Eastern power.
  • It was likened to the battle between David and Goliath.
  • It showed…


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