Reynal, Kenny, Claps
Russia and Japan fought for control of strategic territories in
China. It ended with humiliating defeat for Russia. This
brought critical attention on the Tsar’s regime.
Reasons Nicholas, advised by Plehve, that a national
victory would lessen the growing opposition.
Opportunity to heighten patriotic fervour and
Japan threat to Russian interests in Asia.
Russia benefit from economic expansion to the
East, and access to the sea.
Japan was concerned about the Trans-Siberian
Railway into Manchuria. Threat to Korea.
Japan interested in Chinese land.
Japanese troops storm a Russian position
during the siege of Port Arthur
The development of
Broke out in 1904 with the attack of Japan on
Russian forces were left without supplies.Trans-
Siberian railway was unfinished.
No effective way of moving troops from the
Russian army suffered heavy losses. Yalu River
Russian Baltic fleet took too long to get to the
Pacific. And it was destroyed in 45 mins.
Russia felt embarrassed. Tsarist government was
viewed as incompetent.
Tsar humiliated by peace treaty with Japan.
Resources diverted to the war lessened the already
limited supply of gran and fuel.
Plehve was assassinated, by terrorist bomb attack.