I hate the Communist Party chapter 63
He is the name of a Russian consul residing in Joseon and is famous for his special relationship with King Gojong.
‘Since Gojong, who received a call after his term of office was over and that someone else would serve as consul, announced his intention to ask for Beber to remain, the relationship cannot be said to be between an ordinary diplomat and a monarch of another country.’
The foreign ministry of the Russian Empire considered Karl Weber to act in a direction that would benefit Korea, not Russia.
The professional letter that came up on my desk with such a person’s hand was none other than King Gojong’s personal letter.
After the last incident in Japan, I knew that Gojong was interested in me from the time he announced his intention to stop by Chosun once in Vladivostok.
‘I didn’t know I would act so fast. Are you saying that the information power of Joseon was so excellent?’
It was a little surprising that they contacted me less than a week after the Hong Kong Treaty was signed.
No, maybe Chosun’s information-gathering ability wasn’t excellent, but Weber gave us a tip, but I felt that this kind of action was worthy of an example.
After confirming the contents of the letter, I am sorry, but I decided to call Vitte, who will be busy working on the work related to rural reform.
Because no one in Russia knows much about the Far East.
Vite, who became the Russian Empire’s No. 1 Far East expert while working on the trans-Siberian railway project, was the best person to discuss the matter.
‘By the way, I think Gojong is great. He seems to have the ability to naturally judge which path to preserve his power and the position of Mr. Lee’s royal family.’
After a brief thought about King Gojong, I ordered the attendant to call the finance minister.
* * *
“Is this the full text from Consul Beber, your Majesty? I think it would be better to consult with the foreign minister than me when it comes to diplomacy. … .”
Bite, whom I met after a long time, could not hide the tiredness on her face, but only her eyes were shining.
It must be thanks to the fact that the policy he envisioned will be implemented soon and the anticipation of how the Russian Empire will change with it.
However, the work related to Chosun seemed to be taking the time necessary for his masterpiece, rural reform.
It was clear from the fact that Bite, who would have spoken of his thoughts about this, would be better off discussing it with the foreign minister instead of himself.
“That’s right. Of course, I know the Finance Minister is busy, but aren’t you the best to discuss these issues? After the reforms, including the dismantling of Mir, to be implemented, we’ll be reviewing a few days off, so I’d love to hear your thoughts on what actions we might take.”
With the nuance that you’re the only thing to believe, I flew the plane and said what he would most like to hear, and Bite began to revisit my full text.
“Are you really?”
“What are you talking about?”
“That’s what you just said. Didn’t you say you would review it.”
The subject was omitted, but I could immediately notice what Bite wanted to be answered.
“Of course, I swear by my father Tsar and in the name of God. Sword positively. Sat. I’ll do it.”
“Thank you, majesty.”
When Bite heard my definite answer, he began to read the full text at a fast pace as if relieved.
He would have caught the subtle words of my words, but he didn’t notice because he was tired and reading diplomatic documents at the same time.
While I was thinking it was fortunate, Bite looked at me with his head up to see if he had reviewed the documents.
Originally, he was a man with excellent administrative skills, but it took only 5 minutes to read 10 chapters of diplomatic text to see if he had been trained in his current work.
“So, what do you think?”
After reading the full text, Bite sighed when he heard my question. It seemed to be a momentary shake between greed and reason.
“It’s a very attractive proposal, but it’s contrary to your current strategy.”
To briefly describe the contents of Gojong’s personal letter containing all sorts of masses, it was’I want to ride Russian coins, but it is difficult to ride due to people around me, so I would like a little help.’
“The withdrawal of the three troops stationed in Joseon due to the Sino-Japanese War is a factor that is a positive factor in expanding our influence on the Korean Peninsula.”
Since the Qing Dynasty used three troops as a means to check our troops deployed in the north, foreign troops currently stationed in Chosun did not exist except for a small number of troops to guard the legions.
“But, it takes Britain to follow the request in this letter.”
It was true that the Hong Kong Treaty and the last amendment to the Kyoto Treaty led to rapid progress in relations with Britain. Because we were able to make money together.
However, the two countries, who had not yet signed a mutual inviolability treaty, were likened to the day before yesterday, but they were in a state of thinking,’Maybe my heart communicates more than I thought of this guy?’ .
Closer than enemies, but farther than allies.
If we move quickly in such a state, it could result in the British, taking off the armor of the war they were wearing against Russia, to become heavily armed.
“In addition, according to the contents of the parent book, the internal affairs of the country of Joseon seems to be quite complicated.”
In the personal book written by Gojong one by one, there was a glimmer of the courthouse trying to split into several branches.
Prior to the Sino-Japanese War, pro-Qing groups, including Min Young-hui, were in control of the court, but gradually the Qing Dynasty’s North Sea Fleet was destroyed and rumors spread that they had signed a humiliating Hong Kong treaty.
“Even though the people who will be the back ship have no idea.”
It was a sad story, but it was not an exaggeration to say that there are no powers that show great interest in Joseon at this time.
Of course, you may be interested in a certain degree, but compared to the Qing and Japan, the investment value of Chosun was inferior.
It didn’t just work badly. It was said that while the Qing Dynasty and Japan were exploited by the powers, Joseon could hide in the meantime.
‘In addition, we plan to prevent Joseon from becoming a Japanese colony like its original history. It is best to maintain the status as an independent country as a neutral zone with a pro-Russian tendency.’
Even in the last treaty, we did not express an intention to expand the territory, such as demanding even land.
This was because Russia needed to alleviate the image of a dangerous country full of greed for its territory.
“According to the parent letter, it is written, Your Majesty, Your Majesty. I don’t know if it’s a mistake or Abu, but it’s interesting to note that if your Majesty could help open the eyes of the military advisors and other still-lost followers of the Qing Dynasty, they would consider Russia not the Qing Dynasty as a superior country. .”
As he said, the contents contained in the personal book delivered by Gojong could cause a big wave if it leaked to Joseon.
You want to serve western oranges as a merchant country. It was clear that the Wijeongcheoksa groups including Choi Ik-hyun would not remain still.
It was hard to know exactly why, but Gojong seemed desperate in his own way.
I didn’t know how to use such a blatant word, whether this opportunity was considered a dong-a-line that could escape from Japan or the Qing Dynasty while maintaining his position.
Of course, I don’t know what the word “sangguk” means to those who do not have the same oriental way of thinking as Bite, but for Gojong, fortunately, Nara existed.
‘It looks like Weber baked Gojong better than expected and boiled it.’
“It seems that Lord Weber is closer to the Joseon monarch than we expected.”
Bite seemed to have the same idea as me.
At this point, it makes more sense that there is someone who encourages you from your side rather than thinking that it would be better to ask for help from Russia with only the judgment of King Gojong himself, if it was enough to send such a love call.
“To sum up, the letter sent by the king of Joseon is very attractive, but it can be considered as burdensome. It’s because other countries won’t be just watching us eat the Korean Peninsula alone. Personally, the Consul Weber looks very close to the Joseon monarch, so it would not be bad to watch the situation a little more than to take action right away. In addition to the opposition from other countries, just pushing forward with the reforms your Majesty has prepared now will keep you busy for a while.”
Bite seemed to be in a position to approach more carefully.
He said that it would be better to do other urgent things like repairing a fishing rod first, rather than catching it right now, as a fish called Chosun voluntarily tries to come into the net.
If the Korean Peninsula is put under the sphere of influence, there will be a question whether or not it will be possible to secure a non-free port, which is often regarded as Russia’s aspirations, but in fact, the Russian Empire was not one to try to obtain such a free port.
The image of Russia trying to obtain a free port was created while Britain inferred Russia’s purpose when the Great Game saw Russia moving southward.
This was also included in the reason Bite didn’t respond very positively.
“Then, how would you like to act so that we don’t get much backlash from other countries, assuming we accept this offer?”
“Probably the UK and France are most likely asking them to join the South Manchurian railroad business. In the case of Germany, there may be little movement, as interest has recently been focused on receiving orders for the Baghdad Railway rather than the Far East. The one-armed emperor may express dissatisfaction due to the nature of the emperor, but I don’t think that Germany will be able to influence the Far East. Your Majesty, are you sure you’re going to take it right away?”
When I asked him how to accept Gojong’s request, Bite seemed worried at the moment.
From his point of view, it seems that the Prince is trying to expand his territory in the midst of heavy work.
“Of course not. In this regard, at least you should talk to the UK in advance. However, wouldn’t it be okay to take this opportunity to expand our influence in Joseon a little? Even that without much backlash.”
Bite didn’t know what I was talking about.
I decided to give the answer to the finance minister, wondering what the hell would be a way to exert influence without compromising other countries’ backlash.
“Let’s use Koreans who have acquired Korean nationality living in Vladivostok. It may be difficult to advance at the level of our government, but even civilians will not be able to say anything.”
What the Russian Empire was most obsessed with was Constantinople rather than floating ports. In exchange for participating in World War I, I was promised the whole area of Constantinople.
Of course, the communist revolution ends with a dream
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