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Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt on His Mediation of the Russo-Japanese War, For Which He Received the Nobel Peace Prize Just days after negotiations ended, he states his own satisfaction with the peace treaty, and reveals that he carefully prepared for his role, willingly took risks, and had a game plan for the negotiations Just days after negotiations ended, he states his own satisfaction with the peace treaty, and reveals that he carefully prepared for his role, willingly took risks, and had a game plan for the negotiations
31/08/1905. Acquired by us from the Theodore Roosevelt AssociationWar broke out in 1904 between Russia and Japan because the Russian and Japanese empires both wanted greater influence in Asia. Fighting began when the Japanese fired on the Russians at Port Arthur in Manchuria. The Japanese maintained the military upper hand throughout the conflict, but Russia, despite being riven by civil strife, continued the fight. Lacking financial means to continue the war, Japan asked President Theodore Roosevelt to mediate a peace. Both sides accepted.Roosevelt invited Russia’s Count Sergei Witte and Japan’s Baron Jutar_ Komura to Sagamore Hill to begin the personalized diplomacy that he favored. Once they arrived with their delegations, the negotiators then went to the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Maine and finally on to the presidential yacht, the Mayflower. Talks lasted from August 6 to August 30, 1905, and the Treaty of Portsmouth was signed a week later on September 5, which officially concluded the Russo-Japanese War. The results were, thanks in part to Roosevelt’s adroit negotiating, that both sides agreed Russia would give up any rights to Port Arthur and to the southern half of Sakhalin Island, but would not pay indemnities to Japan, and that Japan could exercise control over Korea. Russia and Japan promised to evacuate Manchuria. Roosevelt’s goal was to create a balance of power between the two empires, and he succeeded, at least for the immediate future. TR’s efforts also elevated the United States to a position of greater authority and high visibility in world af … [Click Below for Full Description]
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