- two adjacent Japanese islands between Korea and Kyushu: Russian fleet defeated by Japanese fleet 1905. 271 sq. mi. (702 sq. km).
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Russia lost the 1904-05 Russo-Japanese War in the best Russian loser fashion at the naval battle of Tsushima.Russian History Is on Our Side: Putin Will Surely Screw Himself
P. J. O’Rourke
May 11, 2014
The invaders arrived at Tsushima toward the end of 1274, where they killed the governor.Japan
In the naval battle of Tsushima in May, 1905, the loss totaled 93, tons.America's War for Humanity
Thomas Herbert Russell
Tsushima gave Japan the sea power in the East which she needed to carry out her military plans on land.
Also, should Rojdestvensky choose the shorter route, he could pass either to the east or to the west of Tsushima Island.Under the Ensign of the Rising Sun
And scarcely had he settled anywhere, before, with the typical Tsushima grin, he demanded his political rights.Banzai!
Ferdinand Heinrich Grautoff
- a group of five rocky islands between Japan and South Korea, in the Korea Strait: administratively part of Japan; scene of a naval defeat for the Russians (1905) during the Russo-Japanese war. Pop: 41 230 (2000). Area: 698 sq km (269 sq miles)
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