The Russo-Japanese War.

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What were the three reasons for Russia to go to war with Japan?
The pursue an expansionist policy in the far east to make up for European losses, to obtain an ice-free port and to distract the nation in a patriotic struggle.
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When was the Russo-Japanese War?
February 1904-September 1905.
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What did Russia see Japan as?
Inferior.
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What did Russia expect the war to be?
An easy victory.
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Where did Russia and Japan have long standing territorial disputes?
Korea and Manchuria.
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What did Japan attack after Russia declined to respond to talks over disputes?
Port Arthur.
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Who in Russia did not want to go to war?
Vyacheslav Plehve the Interior Minister.
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What did Plehve state about a war?
"We need a small, victorious war to prevent a revolution".
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Who wanted to go to war with Japan in Russia?
Plehve's political opponent Sergei Witte.
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Why did Witte want to go to war with Japan?
To expand economically in the far-east.
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What were the three main reasons for Russia's defeat?
Underestimated Japan, nepotism and unbuilt Trans-Siberian Railway.
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When did Japan attack Port Arthur?
January 1905.
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When did Japan take Mukden in Manchuria?
February 1905.
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How many troops did each side lose in the conflict?
Russia-120,000, Japan-75,000.
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When was the Baltic Fleet destroyed at Tsushima?
May 1905.
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How long did it take the Baltic Fleet to travel to Tsushima?
8 months.
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What treaty ended the war?
Treaty of Portsmouth (USA).
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What did the Treaty of Portsmouth ensure?
Japan's control of Korea and Port Arthur.
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