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Causes

Russia’s economic penetration of the far east

Ambitious rollers

Russians foreign policy was incompetent

Nicholas I I decided to take a personal interest

Tsar led the foreign policy and was uncompromising

Minister of war believe that Nicholas wanted to extend into the rest of Asia

Imperialism

Lumber interest in Korea

Make people more patriotic

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Reasons for military failure

Japanese attack at Port Arthur

Tsar took a victory for granted

propaganda of the Japanese betrayed them as little puny monkeys

Patriotically tone with a racist overtones

Russia it was defending the whole of the European civilisation and the Christian crusade against the innocent mongrels

Mongol invasion left a mark on the Russian psych

Poor communications

Logistical problems

Hopeless bayonet charges against entrenched artillery positions

Hopeless bayonet charges Hopeless bayonet charges against entrenched artillery positions

Commander in chief knew nothing

Roots mistaken for Japanese torpedo boats and were forced to pay damages of £65,000

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Consequences

Lvov praised and turned into a national hero for military leaders

English fishing trawlers hit

Leading entrepreneurs suffered economic dislocations of the war

Critical of the monarchy for its military failures

The autocracy seeing as incapable

Joining the opposition were seen as noble and patriotic

Minister of the interior was blown up by SR combat organisations

Terrorists seen as champions of freedom
Citizens of Russia were after the rollers blood

Opposition rally behind them so ma citizens of Russia were after the rollers blood

Opposition rally behind zemstvo man
Banqueting campaigns