A neat look at a piece of local history: The Portsmouth Peace Treaty
that ended the Russo-Japanese War 100 years ago. ... Here's a site
dedicated to the treaty. ... One quibble: The argument that the Russo-Japanese War was a 'world war,' well, it wasn't. Many historians or pundits tend to lay claim to 'world war' status for the subjects they happen to be studying or debating. They said it about the Cold War. They're saying it now about the War on Terrorism. Etc. If there really was a 'world war' that hasn't been officially designated a 'world war,' then it's the Seven Years War (known in America as the French and Indians War). There. Settled. ...