A Summary Of The Russo-Japanese War

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A century ago, in front of the Korea’s coastal waters, Japan and Russia had conflict over interests in Manchuria and the Korean peninsula, which is called Russo-Japanese War. At that era, Russian government was an imperial power and had many rebelling against the leader Czar Alexander II. After the incident, Czar Nicholas II obtained the sovereignty of Russia. However, because of too much internal revolution in Russia, they had to struggle with unstabilized government during the war. However, the Russians had supremely confident to win small island country. Unlike Russia, Japan had stabilized government and strong army forces. Also, they already had won the First-Sino Japanese War against China. At that moment, Japanese wanted more power, …show more content…
Also, as the destruction of Chinese sovereignty occurred in late 19th century, Japan took over the chance from disorder in China and invaded China to siege and expand the territory. Unfortunately, because China had struggled with both Japan and the United States, they lost the fight. Japan finally removed Chinese settlement in Korea and tried to take over the Korean peninsula. To achieve Japan goal, the Japanese decided to begin spending more money on their military and weapons. As the Japanese power was getting stronger, Czar Nicholas II, the imperial of Russia, felt discomfort. Moreover, Nicholas had interest in part of east Asia, especially Manchuria, China and Korea because they wanted to discover better trade route via Asia. This caused the serious military conflict between the Japan and …show more content…
Even the message had not arrived to Russia, the Imperial Japanese military invaded Port Arthur, which located east south of China. “Czar Nicholas II was speechless. He could not believe that Japan would attack without a formal declaration. With close to 150,000 men, Japan decimated the Russian army of 50,000 men.” Surprising invasion by Japan was succeed and did many amount of damage on Russia. As soon as the Japanese’s first invade finished, affair at the initial hours of the war, Japanese troops once again boarded on “10 destroyer ships to Port Arthur, and there were 2 Russian destroyers patrolling this port. Giving the Russians no time to act, Japanese destroyers sunk the two patrols.” The goddess of victorious belong to Japan again. Japan first conquered Chi polo and began to expand the territories by getting two more surrounding cities, Pin Yong and Yong Ju. During the middle of the war, between February 20 to Marh 10, the largest land battles ever in the world history took place before World War I. This battle is called the Battle of Mukden. The battle was launched as a surprise attack on the Russian’s military base and it was a substantial but not decisive for Japan victory as the Russian army had not destroyed that much. “The Russian forces of about 370,000 troops faced the Japanese armies of approximately 250,000 troops...Russian casualties included about 26,500

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