Roosevelt help negotiate the ending of the Russo-Japanese War in 1906, which won him the award.
Theodore Roosevelt won the Nobel Peace prize in 1906 for his involvment in the peacemaking process between Japan and Russia who had been fighting in a war since 1904. The war had resulted in many deaths on both sides. Japan’s economy had suffered greatly from the war and the Russian fleet was completely destroyed. Both parties wanted to end the conflict, and Roosevelt served as an impartial third party to mediate the process.
Teddy Roosevelt was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1906 for his negotiations that ended the Russo-Japanese War. Beginning in 1904 and carrying into 1905, the Russian Empire and Japanese Empire battled for control of Korea and parts of China for valuable land and resources. Recognizing the horrors that took place during the war, Roosevelt and many of his closest advisers met on several occasions to negotiate a peace between the two rival empires, finally reaching an agreement on September 5th, 1905.
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