The World To-Day Volume 6

The World To-Day Volume 6

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...reconstruction of the government and suppressing many minor departments. He ordered the distribution of revolvers and clubs among the secret police force known as the ' Peddlars.' Neutrality.--January 23.--Korea formally declared her neutrality in case of war between Japan and Russia. Riots.--January 15.--The native press at Seoul, Korea, advocated the slaughter of all foreigners. United States Minister Horace N. Allen ordered all American women and children to stay indoors, as rioting by the military seemed imminent.--January 19.--Korea answered Russian complaints, caused by Korean troops on the Manchurian border, with a warning not to interfere.--January 24.--A riot at Seoul, occasioned by the death of a Korean in an accident on a street railway owned by Americans, was quelled by United States marines.--January li(i.--One hundred Japanese soldiers were sent to Ping-Yang to prevent looting. Russo-japanese War.--See Japan. Japan Army Council.--January 15.--The formation of a military council was completed, with Field Marshal Yamagata as president. Finance.--January 24.--The Japanese minister of finance opened negotiations for a loan of 100,000,000 yen ($50,000,000). War Measures.--January 25.--An imperial ordinance empowered the Japanese government to assume control of all railroads for military purposes. Russo-japanese War.--February 5.--Japan severed diplomatic relations with Russia. Russian interests at Tokyo were left in charge of the Austrian minister there, and Japanese interests at St. Petersburg were turned over to the United States ambassador.--February 7.--Japan dispatched sixty warships against Russia, after waiting forty-eight hours before beginning a hostile movement.--February 8.--Japan cut the cable between Japan and Korea...show more

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  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 739g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968980
  • 9781236968982