russojapanese war

Russo-Japanese War

[ruhs-oh-jap-uh-neez, -nees]
noun
the war (1904–1905) between Russia and Japan.
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Russo-Japanese War
 
n
a war (1904--05) between Russia and Japan, caused largely by rivalry over Korea and Manchuria. Russia suffered a series of major defeats

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Russo-Japanese War definition


A war fought in 1904–1905 between Russia and Japan over rival territorial claims. In winning the war, Japan emerged as a world power.

Note: President Theodore Roosevelt of the United States was largely responsible for bringing the two sides together and working out a treaty. For his efforts, Roosevelt won the Nobel Prize for peace.
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