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Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his role in the talks. At the time it was widely understood to be a racial conflict and an epochal confrontation between East and West. In Russia and Japan went to war over territory and colonial rights in Asia, particularly Manchuria and Korea. After Russia reneged in on an agreement to withdraw its troops from Manchuria, Japan decided it was time to attack. China objected and war ensued.

Japan, by contrast, had steadily expanded its army since its war with China in and by had gained a marked superiority over Russia in the number of ground troops in the Far East. Whereupon, Russia took Port Arthur and trusting us, took her fleet out of the Baltic, thereby making herself vulnerable to us by sea. At the same time, the Japanese did not abandon their attempts to force Korea into the Japanese sphere of influence.

By August the Japanese had encircled and laid siege to Port Arthur. It would also mark the beginning of warfare involving world powers in the Pacific region.

And whatever the Japs are determined to ensure the domination of the Yellow Race in East Asia, to put themselves at its head and organise and lead it into battle against the White Race. Under the terms of the proposal, Japan would have maintained influence over Korea.

Opting to sail at night to avoid detection, the Russian reinforcements were soon discovered by the Japanese, after its hospital ships opted to burn their lights in the darkness. This improvement in infrastructure allowed the Russians in increase their military and economic presence in Port Arthur specifically and northern China generally. The war not only eroded the credibility of the tsar, it sharpened the impact of an economic recession gripping Russia. Harvard graduate Baron Komura represented Japan.

The Japanese had been unable to secure the complete command of the sea on which their land campaign depended, and the Russian squadrons at Port Arthur and Vladivostok had remained moderately active. Treaty of Portsmouth In the end, the Russo-Japanese War was a particularly brutal one, foreshadowing the global conflicts that were to follow. Japanese warships patrolled offshore, blocking Russian ships from leaving the harbour and preventing any chance of Port Arthur being relieved or resupplied by ship. Officers setting out for the front made pilgrimages to Sarov, and parents of soldiers traveled to Sarov to beg the protection of Serafim. This growing Russian presence posed problems for Japan, which also had strong imperial ambitions in Korea and northern China.

By August the Japanese had