GDK-Russo-Japanese War CH1

Chapter 1

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July 1903

The German Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Japan met with Prime Minister Katsura Taro and Foreign Minister Jutaro Komura. The ambassador rendered his assurances that the German Empire will faithfully fulfill all the terms, both public and secret, of the alliance between the two nations, in the event of a war with Russia. The German Ambassador reiterated Germany’s position that Russia is merely stalling for time, waiting for the completion of the trans-Siberian railroad, and will never make concessions regarding Manchuria, and that negotiations are at an impasse.

The Japanese Prime Minister agreed, and told the ambassador barring a surprise breakthrough, that Japan will move forward with Case Green early next year.

The Ambassador replied that he will inform the Kaiser, and that Germany will immediately begin her final preparations. He informed the two men that the German Naval attache will be sent over to the Admiralty with the most recent planning revisions and status updates, and will forward any additional information as it is received from Berlin.

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