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    prominent absolute rulers but, Ieyasu was a more effective absolutist ruler. Tokugawa controlled his country by reasonable means that wouldn’t cause uprisings and distrust while still being the only one to make decisions for the country. Catherine was simply too blindsided by wanting all the power possible that she didn’t realize that her people were suffering and possible forming a rebellion. Tokugawa Ieyasu brought stability to the social and economic systems of japan and unified the country under the shogunate. As a result of this he set the foundation for his descendants to rule over the next 200 years. Strong tactics included: allowing daimyo (military bureaucrats) to rule at a local level while he was still governing the country over the daimyo. The alternate attendance policy which was a sense of insurance between Ieyasu and the daimyo making sure that they…

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    The Sengoku period also known as the warring states period, was a century of constant conflict and warfare that began in 1467 and lasted till 1568. This period of war gave birth to what is now many of the most prominent figures of Japanese history, the Sengoku daimyos; daimyos were powerful feudal lords second only to the shogun. During the Sengoku period, the Onin no Ran, a conflict between shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa and his brother Ashikaga Yoshimi, had rendered the shogunate a bystander to the…

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    The Daimyo Period

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    1868 The Tokugawa Shoganate period was the last Feudal Japanese government which lasted between 1603 and 1867. The leaders of this government were the shogun and each shogun was a part of the Tokugawa clan (being Tokugawa Ieyasu being the first shogun ruler). Following the Sengoku Period the central government had been reestablished by Oda Nobunaga. After the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 all authority fell to Tokugawa Ieyasu which lasted more than 250 years. As part of the systematic plan to…

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    on the rest of the population and profit off their ignorance. Making profit off selling was seen as corrupt in the views of confucianism, the merchants were able to push it aside and ultimately abandon confucianism al together. Gathering a lot of the wealth they were able to spur economic growth since an economy depends on the business class to survive and prosper. Although the the economy feeds of business, it is equally as important to be able to collect revenue from its people. Three cities…

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    The Bakufu System

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    Bakufu period, and this period has a quite difficult establishment, at the first, the Emperor-Go-daigo Tennō established the same government called the “south court”, and the Ashikaga Takauji found the north court in Kyoto, then, he became the shogun and established the Ashikaga bakufu, eventually, the south court was controlled by the north court at 1392. At the middle of the Ashikaga period, there was a war called the Onin war, this war is some Daimyo fought each other, after this war, those…

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    Segoku Jidai Visual Analysis

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    country into the modern era. This period saw the country become entangled in a savage civil war that saw the weakening and eventual complete disregard of the established government 's power, the fracturing of the country into small territorial clans. This fracturing also allowed for old established clans to fall and dissolve, and the rising of new clans, from the ashes of the crumbling system. As my project has will be split into three separate parts, my essay is divided into three focusing on…

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    Samurai Downfall

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    Sankin kodai was a policy for all Daimyos must serve in the capital, which was Edo, for 80% of their time. All the daimyos had to have their wives and children stay in Edo as hostages so that the daimyos do not rebel against them. There were three types of classes of Daimyos. First one is called Shimpan. Shimpans were people with the name of Tokugawa. These Daimyos were given the land around the capital during this time, Edo. Second type of Daimyo was called Fudai. Fudai are usually army…

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    Ninjas History

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    age. The people are the original groups of ninja. Until the Warring States period in Japan, almost all territories had been private lands called " Shoen " ruled by priests, aristocracy , bureaucrats and so on. In this age, historical friction between each shoen were rare. In those days, great battles among the big groups of Samurais often took place. At that time, it is said that ninjas went to war as secret agents. Ninjas were hired by samurais as mercenaries. At last, when the age came when…

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    Tenmyouya Hisashi Essay

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    Since the Meiji era to our Modern era, Nihonga was changed and Tenmyouya Hisashi created Neo-Nihonga to break out of this rut that Japanese painters have been stuck in and now wants to shake everything up for this new age. Wanting Neo-Hihonga to break free of that structure that Hihonga was given over 120 years ago and create something new and fresh. Tenmyouya Hisashi went as far as to create a whole new style called “BASARA” “which is extravagant as well as extraordinary which embodies a…

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    Essay On Unifying Japan

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    Unifying Japan The United States implies unity, as a positive aspect of people’s lives, however in history the act of unifying individuals and places was not always done or perceived as positive. Japan exhibited a very suitable example of this. From the 1500s to the 1800s, Japan started to develop a central government. After years of civil war and instability through its territory, the shogun, a military general, began to enforce various edicts in an attempt to ensure unity and growth. These…

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