Russian and Japanese ambitions clashed in Korea and Manchuria, leading to a short but bloody war that foretold of the carnage to come ten years later in the Great War. This range can be supplemented by proxies from other Pendraken ranges such as the Russo-Turkish War and WW1 Ranges.
This complete victory by the Japanese military surprised international observers and transformed the balance of power in both East Asia and Europe, resulting in Japan's emergence as a great power and a decline in the Russian Empire's prestige and influence in Europe.
Russia's incurrence of substantial casualties and losses for a cause that resulted in humiliating defeat contributed to a growing domestic unrest which culminated in the 1905 Russian Revolution, and severely damaged the prestige of the Russian autocracy.
Chinese territory played a considerable role in the Russo-Japanese war with the East-Siberia Railway and the city of Port Arthur being hotly contested targets of the conflict. Chinese civilians were unfortunately drawn into the war as a whole and the figures in this category provide elements to model this facet of the conflict.