Post Wed Jun 15, 2011 7:41 pm

Periodico Revolutionario - Late August 1910

The Maderistas army has been destroyed. A large attacking force, lead by President Diaz and General Zapata, invaded Jalisco. The attackers managed to defeat all of the defending units, but only did minor damage to the Fort there. A siege of Fort Jalisco has begun, and it is unknown how long the Fort can last.

General Venustiano Carranza has attacked and taken control of Nuevo León. The invading Renovadoras force struck at dawn, overwhelming the Villastas defense. Carranza is reported to be on his way to Nuevo León, to congratulate the victorious troops.

A small Villista infantry force in Chihuahua was killed late this month. It is unclear if Presidential Federalis have control of the territory, of it is owned by forces loyal to Generals Carranza or Gutierrez. Thousands of men, women and children fled the territory, once the defending Villista force was defeated.

A small group pf Villastas attacked the Carranza-held territory of Tamaulipas. The invading forced reportedly killed an infantry unit, before being pushed back to the war torn territory of Nuevo León.

* The 80th birthday of His Imperial and Royal Apostolic Majesty, Francis Joseph I, Emperor of Austria and King of Hungary, was celebrated throughout Austria-Hungary.

* The Oakland Tribune has reported that, in an address delivered at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canadian M.P. Henri Bourassa advocated annexation of Canada's provinces by the United States. Bourassa said that such a merger was more favorable than continuing the British Dominion, federation within the British Empire, or complete independence.

* Nicaragua's President, José Madriz, resigned and conceded defeat by American-backed rebels led by General Juan José Estrada.

* The Navy of the Ottoman Empire acquired its first battleships. The Barbaros and the Turgut Reis were purchased from Germany after the Ottomans were unable to acquire a dreadnought-class ship.

* In Seoul, the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty was signed by Yi Wan-Yong, Prime Minister of Korea, on behalf of the Emperor of Korea, and by the Japanese Resident-General, Terauchi Masatake, on behalf of the Emperor of Japan, with the provision that "on August 29, 1910, the Imperial Government of Japan shall undertake the entire government and administration of Korea". One week later, Korea's status as an independent nation was changed to the Japanese territory of Cho-Sen, with Terauchi as Governor-General.

* Later, The Emperor Sunjong of Korea signed his final Imperial Rescript as the Japan–Korea Annexation Treaty took effect, bringing an end to Korea's independence. Korea became Japanese territory, taking on the Japanese name of Chosen. Terauchi Masatake, on behalf of Japan's Emperor, assumed the title of Governor-General of Chosen. New Japanese names for Korean cities were Keijō (for Seoul) included Heijō (for Pyongyang).

* At a speech in Königsberg, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany reaffirmed his belief in the divine right of kings. After saying that his grandfather had received the Prussian crown "by God's grace alone and not by Parliaments, assemblages of the people, or resolutions of the people", and then described himself as "the instrument of the Master."

* Muhammad Rahim Bahadur, the ruled of the Khanate of Khive has died. Bahadur was 85, and had ruled Khiva since 1864.

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