Siberian Intervention

Warlords and Revolutionaries

East Asia 1918.0831

Siberian Intervention

The Warlord Era in China, the Russian Revolution and the Siberian Intervention (31 August 1918)

Historical Map of East Asia & the Western Pacific

In the chaos of the Russian Revolution, Czechoslovak troops seized control of the Trans-Siberian Railway. The Allies swiftly moved to aid the Czechoslovaks and the anti-Communist regimes they brought to power, with Japan occupying stations along the Russian-owned Chinese Eastern Railway.

Main Events

Chinese government occupies northern Hunan

Yu Youren arrives in Shaanxi to organize army on behalf of Sun Yatsen's Chinese Revolutionary Party

Czechoslovaks gain control of Trans-Siberian Railroad between Yekaterinburg and Irkutsk

Allied protectorate over Provisional Government of Vladivostok

Japan moves from Liaoyang to occupy Chinese Eastern Railway between Harbin and Manzhouli

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