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Japanese War

However, territory of Manchuria itself for a long time were preserved cultural and ethnic differences with the native China. The first contacts with the Russian population of Manchuria also occur in the seventeenth century. When the Russian pioneers appear on the Chinese border. It was not Mironov recognition of each other, and military conflict, which ended in 1689 with the signing of a peace treaty Nerchinsk. In the first time have been demarcated Russian and Chinese territory. In the future such wars between the Russian Empire and China and there was no danger to the local population came from the other side.

So, as a result of the Sino-Japanese War, 1894-1895,. part Manchuria was occupied by Japan, but by the Treaty of Shimonoseki, it was returned to China. Strengthening of Russian influence in Manchuria began in the late 19th – early 20th centuries. It was connected with the interests of the empire and with the general situation in China. At this time there is a weakening of the central Chinese government, the European countries to race, with the power of the first steps to the Chinese territory. Russia, which had a direct border with China, it was in Manchuria, could not stay away. It is here that Russia is building a well-known Chinese-Eastern Railroad, which played an important role in the lives of many Russian people. There is no doubt an important role in the historical fate of Manchuria played Russian-Japanese war of 1904-1905. It is played out in Manchuria most bloody battles of the war, which marked the beginning end of the Great Russian Empire.

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