The government office at Dalny


The government office at Dalny



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Under the Russians Dalny was not only a port but also the seat of the civil government, destined to wield a tremendous power if Russia was permitted to extend its empire gradually over the whole of Manchuria, as they expected and secretly plotted to do. China was powerless to resist Russia, and the opposition of the European great powers to the Russian plans was being avoided by a peaceful annexation, virtual rather than nominal or formal. Russian merchants followed in the wake of the Russian soldiers who were stationed all along the Manchurian rail-way from Harbin to Port Arthur, and these merchants settled down in favorable spots, selected by the government, and forming the nucleus for future larger settlements. It was this "peaceful," secret annexation, well known to the Japanese, that hastened them to declare war as soon as they believed themselves to be ready, lest the Russians might entrench themselves too firmly in Manchuria.


1 stereograph. 2 photomechanical prints on stereo card : halftone, stereograph, color ; 9 x 18 cm


1905 Ingersoll, T.W.
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Barry, Richard and Barry, Richard (photographer), “The government office at Dalny,” Monash Collections Online, accessed May 28, 2024,

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