Russo Japanese War

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    The Anglo-Japanese Alliance primarily served Britain's national interests because Imperial Japan contained the expansion of the Russian Empire into Asia and the British Empire supported Japan during the Russo-Japanese War to check Russia's southward move. The British also supported Japanese progress into Korea in exchange for Japanese support of British interests in India and Korea became a Japanese protectorate in 1906 in this broad geopolitical context. Korea was under Russian influence at the time and it could have become a Russian colony without the Russo-Japanese War, after which Russia recognised Korea as part of the Japanese sphere of influence and ceded the southern half of Sakhalin Island to Japan.
     
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    Roosevelt really screwed Korea in negotiating the 'peace' agreement in Portsmouth. Even got a Nobel Prize for it.
     
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    After the Sack of Washington & Tarrytown Races and the signing of the Treaty of Paris, the Battle of New Orleans main effect was on Andy Jackson's political career and 50s pop music.
     
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    You left out how this made Tecumseh a Canadian national hero.
     
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    It had a wider effect than that, as did the naval battles where the nascent American Navy acquitted itself unexpectedly well against the vaunted British fleet.
     
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    Now we get to see how many readers know which Roosevelt that is.
     
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    Since the Treaty was signed before the Battle of New Orleans, I think I am correct on the main effects of the Battle. You of course are correct as to the effect of American frigate design on naval architecture, as was shown in the film "Master & Commander".
     
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    The effects to which I refer were beyond the scope of the war itself.
     
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    Three of my relations fought and died in the Russian Army in 1904/5 in the war against Japan ! The war was a disaster for Russia ! The British trained and supplied the Jap Navy all political !
     
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