1. Tsar's Foreign Policy

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Became more defensive after Russo-Japanese war defeat 1905

IMPERIALISM/ EXPANSIONISM:

The Tsar attempted to expand eastwards into Asia which led to the 1905 Russo-Japanese war, which Russia lost. Foreign policy became increasinly defensive after this defeat. AGGRESSIVE THEN DEFENSIVE/ IDEOLOGY

WARM WATER PORT AND DARDANELLE STRAITS:

Russia was forced to turn its attention back to to Europe and the Balkans. 

Russia had

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