At POW camps in Japan.
1. Planted the seed for the Japanese Imperial Navy that would ulitmately fight WW2. 2. Removed Russia from Europe's naval arms race, which enabled Germany to concen…trate alone, without competition from Russia, on it's Dreadnaught fleet to engage Britain in WW1. 3. Led to Britain's approval to lay the keel of HMS Dreadnaught in October 1905.
The war didn't cause the Russian Revolutions; there were two Russian Revolutions in the early 20th century: the 1905 Revolution which was not successful & the 1917 Bolsh…evik Revolution (Red Army vs White Army) which succeeded. The Russo-Japanese War of 1904-1905 simply fuelled the 1905 Revolution. Example: It costs much more money for a nation to build Navy battleships than it does to build an Army. The Russians lost nearly a dozen battleships during the war, plus thousands of men; this fuelled the fire of revolution. Deep enough that the Japanese covert operations most likely began prior to 1902 when the British alliance was signed. Japan would NOT have gone to war without that British agreement. With Japan operating in Britain, they also operated in Russia, financially; supporting any faction that was against the Czarist government...since Japan was to be at war with that government.
Russia's government was shaken by the 1905 Revolutions and Bloody Sunday which were partly caused by the Russo-Jap war. The citizens of Russia were unhappy with their co…untry and wanted them to stop fuelling the Russo-Jap war, decrease work day to 8 hours, clean up the corrupt government and demobilized soldiers of the Russo-Jap war were vandalizing railways in anger. These events lead to more political terrorism in Russia, along with the killing of unarmed, peaceful protestors by the Russian Imperial guard on Bloody Sunday. Russia's foundation of absolute monarchy is challenged as new opposition parties rose.
The russo-Japanese war lead to a huniliating defeat for russia. Alexander III wanted the pubilc to supportthe war effort but they would only do this if they were winning. duri…ng the battle of Tsushima Russia lost 25 out of 33 warships and they went half way accross the world which added to the humiliation to Russia. there was also mutiny on the battleship Potemkin which undermimed the Tsars authority. However, other contributions to the revolution included Bloody Sunday which was a peaceful protest that ended in 100's of civilians getting killed. Peasants were also pressured with high taxes and low wages and there was tension in towns following a slump in industry and high unemployment.
The war damaged the Czar's prestige, and contributed to the instability that led to revolution in 1905, and more importantly to the Bolshevik revolution during World War I, th…at created the Soviet Union. The Japanese occupation of Korea and Manchuria began the period of Japanese imperialism which culminated in the Sino-Japanese War of 1937 and then World War II in the Pacific beginning in 1941. The war validated the concept of the all-big-gun battleship, which led to the launching of Britain's HMS Dreadnought in 1906. The Washington Naval Treaty of 1922 temporarily limited Japan's navy until 1936 but allowed them a close parity with the US and Britain.
One particular battle: Battle of Tsushima (sometimes referred to as the Battle of the Japan Sea) fought on 27 May 1905. This battle, which had British naval officers (observer…s) on board the Japanese battleships, settled the issue of speed and big guns (over mixed batteries) during fleet actions. Reports compiled from the British observers were dispatched to England, whereupon Whitehall approved the laying of the keel of HMS Dreadnaught; which commenced on October 1905. Upon HMS Dreadnaught's launching in 1906, the world commenced a new naval arm's race, which culminated into World War One in 1914.
It marked the first major victory of Imperial Japan against an industrial power and also showed the weakening strength of the Russian Empire. This marked Japan entrance into t…he role of a major world power
Warm water seaports. Russia wanted ice-free seaports for it's growing navy, that particular region of Asia had those ports. Japan didn't want Russia so close to Japan, and the…y considered Korea to be a "dagger" pointed at Japan (if Russia controlled it). Korea was in the areas considered to be ice free.
The Russian army was gaining strength during the land war phase, and had the war continued much longer, the Russians may very well had won the war. However: The Russian navy w…as losing strength (2 out of 3 battleship fleets destroyed), and if they had chosen (or been able) to deploy it's last remaining battleship force (the Black Sea Fleet), there was an excellent chance that that naval force would be destroyed also. This being the case: The Russians would have definitely been a land-locked force depending solely upon their newly built "Trans-Siberian Railway" to ship men & material to the far eastern front. But, the whole purpose of the war was for Russia to have a navy with warm water seaports (ice free). Which in turn would allow them to "project" it's military where ever it wanted to (like Britain, France, and the US). Consequently, "winning the war" while "not having any navy left", would not be much of a victory. Russia's defeat in the war can probably be best described as a "Gentlemen's negotiated settlement." Neither Russia nor Japan suffered devastating destruction (losses of cities and mass populations), nor did they lose their abilities to continue on (continue building for their futures...their factories were not destroyed). Neither nation totally lost their armed forces (Russia still had one battleship fleet remaining). Japan stayed...Russia left. On the beneficial side for both parties: the Russian & Japanese armies learned some serious 20th century warfare (especially in the arena of machineguns); and the world got a new type of battleship out of it: HMS Dreadnaught.
It amplified the lack of confidence and dissent that was already developing in the Tsars regime.
The war wasn't going to well for the Russians, which was a reflection on the Russian society as a whole. Another words the poverty, corruption, and low morale on the front lin…es matched their homeland also. But the war was killing husbands, sons, and fathers...consequently the war brought the necessity to bring an end to the suffering at both home and the war...hence the future Bolshevik Revolution of 1917 (12 years later).
Russians officially didn't lose the Russo-Japanese War, I believe it ended with a truce, but they lost key battles in both the sea and land. Their Baltic Fleet which was t…outed as the strongest in the world was decimated by the newly formed Imperial Japanese Fleet and their cavalry was defeated by Japan's in a decisive battle.
In truth, just plain bad luck. However, if the Russians would've stuck to it (and Japan knew this by the way, that's why they had Teddy Roosevelt broker a settlement quickly) …they would've won the war...because the Trans-Siberian Railroad was working up to full throttle bringing in fresh infantrymen. Japan was running out of both money & men; although the Russians had lost TWO out of their 3 battleship fleets (the Black Sea Battleship Fleet was the only survivor) they were stronger on land than they were at sea...and Russia had plenty of manpower to fill their army; Japan didn't.
Imperial Russian Navy (IRN) cruisers sailing out of Vladivostok were extremely successful while conducting raids in the Sea of Japan. They sank transports loaded with desperat…ely needed Japanese Army 11" siege guns as well as nearly a regiments worth of IJA infantry which were loaded in troop transports.
Three reasons, basically: hubris, incompetence and supply lines. Tsar Nicholas II, a weak leader at the best of times, was persuaded by bureaucrats that "a short victorious w…ar" would "stem the tide of revolution" which, in 1905, was even then endangering his rule. So he supported squatters' rights of Russian claimants to much of the Korean peninsula, which Japan believed was its property. Japan began the war, which descended into what a British observer described as "a primeval scrimmage." Russia sent a fleet of ships around the world to defeat the Japanese fleet. The war was lost on land and sea because, first, the Japanese generals were better than the Russian ones and, second, because Russia had a 5,000-mile supply line to the front, across Siberia, through which the railway was not yet complete. The Russian fleet was soundly defeated at the Battle of Tsushima. The Russian defeat hastened and perhaps ensured the eventual fall of the Tsar; in Japan, a tradition of military hegemony was born which, 30 years later, would have profound consequences.
Russians officially didn't lose the Russo-Japanese War, I believe it ended with a truce, but they lost key battles in both the sea and land. Their Baltic Fleet which was toute…d as the strongest in the world was decimated by the newly formed Imperial Japanese Fleet and their cavalry was defeated by Japan's in a decisive battle.