Course title:
The Russo-Japanese War 1904/05
Tutor:
Julian Roberts
Course ID:
C2422582
Start date:
06/12/2021
End date:
06/12/2021
Timetabled sessions
Date Times Hours
Mon 06 Dec 2021 19:30 PM - 21:30 PM 2
Total sessions: 1
Total number of classroom hours: 2
Independent online hours: 0
Total hours: 2
Date
Mon 06 Dec 2021
Times
19:30 PM - 21:30 PM
Hours
2
Total sessions:
1
Total number of classroom hours:
2
Independent online hours:
0
Total hours:
2
Venue:
Online Learning with Zoom and Canvas
Leads to qualification?    No
Level:     Level 2 (level information)
Is this course part of a programme of study?
No
Programme details
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Who is this programme for?
Optional Activity Start date End date Fee
Fee
£6.40 or free on some courses if you are in receipt of some benefits
What skills or experience do I need to join this course?
This course is for beginners and improvers
This course is for beginners and improvers
What else do I need to know? Is there anything I need to provide?
No prior knowledge is necessary. There will be links to further reading and podcast material on Canvas.
Course aim:
The course will examine the causes, course and consequences of the war between Russia and Japan.
Course description:
In 1904 Russian and Japanese expansionism in Manchuria and Korea resulted in war. It was a conflict that Russia fully expected to win. In the event, Russia was defeated on land and most emphatically at sea. The modernisation of Japan gathering pace since the mid-C19th lay at the heart of the victory. Nonetheless, with reserves of men and money dwindling fast, the Japanese Government was happy to accept Theodore Roosevelt's offer of mediation culminating in the Treaty of Portsmouth of 1905. The consequences were of great significance not just in East Asia but also in Europe as Russian attention re-focused on her Balkan interests.
By the end of the course I will be able to:
1. Describe why Japan and Russia went to war in 1904.
2. Outline the course of the war at sea and on land.
3. Describe the strategic implications of Japan's victory and disappointment in the resultant peace treaty.
4. Describe the implications for Europe of Russia's defeat.
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