apr 19, 1905 - 1905
over central Asia and Korea came to blows with the Russo-Japanese War.
The Russians would end up losing much in the war against Japan,
with the entire Baltic and Pacific fleet being lost.
The war also caused a unheard of political crisis
that led to the Russian Revolution of 1905.
The war would end Russian ambitions in
the Far East and as a result, the Russian government
instead turned its attention to Europe, and especially the Balkans.
This reignited the old rivalry wi