I hate the Communist Party chapter 23
I was satisfied with the formation of a dream team that will lead the administration of the enacted Russia for the time being. Although Bunge and Vishnetgraski were going to retire sooner or later, it was because they had the confidence to make them fully able to use their abilities until the end.
‘Then, together with them, overall social reform plans such as opening agricultural schools to improve rural and agricultural methods and improving agricultural fields in connection with related academies and financial reform plans including monetary reform for the ruble based on the gold standard will be difficult. We can take a break if we create a plan for improving the relationship between the inevitable aristocratic officers and ordinary soldiers who are conscript-oriented, and a labor reform plan for industrial sites that still boasts of murderous labor intensity.’
I did. No matter how good the ball is, no matter how competent administrative bureaucrats are gathered, no matter how competent administrative officials are gathered, I have to do well to maintain the status quo.
Some may say that I am full of grievances, but even a year ago, I was a simple college student, and the paperwork that took more than 10 hours a day seemed to walk the path of ascetic every day.
‘As I think about it, I can’t take a break even if I achieve all the things I said before. Sooner or later, the Sino-Japanese War triggered by the Donghak Peasants Movement will occur.’
The Donghak Peasant Movement, which was triggered by Cho Byeong-gap, a former greedy tam-gwan-duck in Jeolla Province, was a big event in Korea to the extent that some scholars evaluated it as an event with the character of a modern reform movement from below, which was the first in Joseon. It was also a movement that ended in incompleteness with the ending of intervention.
‘If it was originally, after the victory of Japan in the Sino-Japanese War, the Qing Dynasty’s influence on the Korean peninsula will be expelled and the curtain of colonization by Japan will rise in earnest…’
In this world, because of me, Japan had a lot of bad things, so even if the Sino-Japanese War took place at the same time, it was not possible to predict what the outcome would be.
The yellow light, if not red, was lit in Japan’s plan to build the combined fleet, which immediately won the Yellow Sea Battle against the Qing Dynasty’s North Sea Fleet.
‘Of the Qing Dynasty’s defeat of the North Sea Fleet, it was difficult for Japan to secure a budget as it was difficult to secure a budget, as the commanders and crews aboard the ship were not skilled and the military supplies such as shells were not secured due to budgetary limitations or corruption. It is likely to be in a state similar to that.’
If that was the case, it was clear that the North Sea Fleet was dominant in terms of simple tactics, so the Sino-Japanese War could be a prelude to the sinking of Japan, rather than a signal that accelerated the fall of the Qing Dynasty.
‘And on that stage, our Russia will also rise. That’s not a supporting role, but a leading role. We do not want to secure territory, but we need to secure a foundation to exert influence on the Korean Peninsula or Manchuria. Even if the Qing Dynasty wins, it can be said that the contradictions that are already festered are difficult to resolve, so it is clear that someday, the same thing as the boxer case will happen.’
The above reason was also the reason why I was obsessed with building the Siberian railway. It was clear that if the construction started earlier than the original history, even with a single line, the time and budget needed to intervene in the events in Far East Asia would be much shorter.
‘Besides, considering the history of Won, the profits from the Manchuria Railway were enormous.’
In fact, there is a record that the profits of the South Manchuria Railroad Co., Ltd., established by Japan, accounted for a quarter of the Japanese government’s annual revenues, so the interests that can be secured in Manchuria were enormous, excluding simple territory and resources.
‘However, it is important not to deteriorate relations with the UK in the process. In that regard, I have to look forward to the struggles of the foreign ministry officials.’
To this end, it was worth considering the early acquisition of the right to install the Dongcheong Railway through negotiations with Lee Hong-jang, who is currently in charge of the Qing Dynasty.
In real history, it wasn’t until 1896 that the Qing Dynasty won the right to railroads through Manchuria, but it was thought that if I moved faster I could get one more window to earn the money needed to reform earlier.
‘Since Hong-Jang Lee thinks that there may be a conflict with Japan sooner or later, it is possible if you provide a solution to his anxiety.’
Detailed plans should be made in consultation with the officials, but I could feel how great a weapon to know the future would be.
“Your Majesty, Baron Alexandre Borisovic, governor of Turkestan, has arrived. Can I let you in?”
What broke my thoughts of setting the gist of my plans for the future was the arrival of the governor of Russian Turkestan, who ordered to come to St. Petersburg ten days ago.
Thinking he came sooner than expected, I told him to get him into the office.
The governor, who turned 58 this year, was an impressive man with a handsome mustache. He came in modest gait and saluteed me. Um, the color is tight.
“Alexandr Borisovic Breski, I came here after hearing your Majesty’s command!”
“Nice to meet you, governor. You must have struggled to come a long way, but you don’t have to be so hard. Please be comfortable.”
“Thank you, majesty!”
Even though I told him to be comfortable, he didn’t release the strength into his posture. In terms of modern times, the president called the corps commander, so I felt it was worth it.
It could be said that the Do Governor rather than the corps commander, but since the modern Do Governor is an elected position rather than an appointed position, it was thought that the corps commander was better compared to one-on-one.
Seeing the governor wondering why he called him, I thought it would be better to get the main point right away.
“I have called the governor here today because I think that you will be well aware of the territory of our Russian Empire that extends to Central Asia. Even though you have only been serving as governor for three years, I think there must be something you have experienced directly as you are in charge of the area. What do you think?”
“As your Majesty said, although I have been in the position of governor for three years, and actually two years, I have enough knowledge to answer the curiosity that His Majesty the Crown Prince has in Turkestan. I think I have it. What do you want to ask me?”
Hearing his confident answer made me entertained. Is he really guessing what I’m going to ask? When I thought of him who would be astonished after hearing my question, it seemed like a smile would come out, but while maintaining a serious face with skillful facial expression management skills, I told him the story I wanted to ask.
“What do you think of giving up our current Central Asian territory?”
At first, he didn’t seem to be able to figure out what he was saying, but as he saw the mouth of the governor open up, who realized what I was talking about, it seemed that he had to talk more specifically.
“Is it too abstract to say that it is a territory? What I am saying is to stop moving to increase territory. The target would be Samarkand, Khiva Khanate, Bukhara Emirate, etc. It is said that last year, British agents infiltrated the area in charge of the governor and suffered an uprising as a result of arousing anti-Russian sentiment, but is it not better to give up the place where only money and blood are used to stop. ”
“I… your message, what the hell…”
Seeing the governor stuttering because he was so embarrassed, I felt that I had to play around here.
“It’s a joke. Considering the blood and gold of our people who have been in the territory until now, and it is a heritage that has been passed down from the predecessors, it makes no sense to give up the place. However, what I said earlier about stopping the expansionist move in Central Asia is true. Don’t you already know. How difficult it is to dominate others, both religion and race.”
Russian Central Asia, the forefront of the great game, was like a black hole. A hole in Russia’s capital and manpower.
Although Persia and Afghanistan existed between the British-occupied India, they were aware that Russia could go south and invade India at any time.
To change that perception, I sent a personal letter last time with the help of the Grand Duchess, but it was still impossible to establish a trust relationship between them and us.
After decades of struggling and fighting, it couldn’t be resolved right away. It wasn’t even 40 years since the day the Crimean War broke out.
Hearing what I said, the governor seemed to be struggling to find a word to bring out.
“Then your Majesty is saying that you are currently looking for a way to relieve tensions between the country and Britain.”
“That’s it. I think that investments that don’t match income and output can now be cut down.”
“Actually, there is a part that agrees with your Majesty’s words. I was amazed to see the cost of capturing and maintaining the alpine regions that are covered with rocks and cannot be used properly. If so, can I ask what your Majesty wants me to do?”
“It’s simple. After returning to the Governor General, take a peek at the conversation you and I had today. Including mixed dissatisfaction with me.”
In fact, very few times Russia won the espionage war between Britain and Russia in the Great Game. As for what happened in his front yard, it was certain that there were British stalks within the governor-general, as Russia was far behind the British.
“If you want to improve your relationship with the UK, wouldn’t it be better to send an official full text?”
“Because I would be more trusting information obtained through their espionage network than the official full text. Well, if a friend who was looking for a chance to put a knife on his back until yesterday suddenly changes his attitude one day. From the standpoint of the working-level staff, I don’t think there is much trust.”
This was a different problem from my personal letter. The current leadership of the UK and I had never fought directly, so the door was open to some degree, but for those who were engaged in bloody spying in British India and Russian Central Asia, the information they collected themselves rather than the official text. I thought I would believe more.
“Your Majesty has focused on that they will trust their information.”
“That’s it, governor. Can you do what I said?”
And this could add credibility to England that the letter I sent to them was sincere. In fact, if the report was sent by field workers who are rolling in the front lines with Russia, they can feel that I am serious about improving my relationship with the UK.
“I just do what your Majesty commands. Don’t ask me if it’s possible, just give me an order and I’ll do it.”
“good. Just keep in mind. This is also a top secret. Before this becomes formalized, only you and I should know.”
“Please leave it to me, Majesty.”
After stopping expansionism in Central Asia and focusing on maintaining the status quo, the first steps of my plan to invest the budget and manpower to go there began.
korean novel I hate Communist Party chapter 23