Battle Of Sekigahara Research Paper

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The battle of Sekigahara happened on the October 21, 1600 but before the event of the actual battle, many things happened. This, as a result, caused the victor of the battle to be predetermined. Therefore, the statement 'The Battle of Sekigahara was won before the actual battle, ' was quite true.

Many events led up to the battle of Sekigahara. An event that caused this significant battle was the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, the shogun of Japan at the time. Toyotomi Hideyoshi was the shogun who finished what the previous shogun, Oda Nobunaga, was unable to complete. He was able to unite the whole of Japan. At the age of 62, he passed away left his 8 year old son to be his heir. He appointed 5 regents to rule Japan for his son for the current time as he was close to death. When he finally passed away, the 5 'leaders ' caused japan to be in a power struggle, which caused japan to be desperate for a supreme leader. The solution to this problem was the battle of Sekigahara, which decided once and for all who the ruler of Japan would be. This battle would include two of the most powerful military forces at the time. The leaders of these two forces were Tokugawa Ieyasu and Ishida Mitsunari.

Tokugawa Ieyasu was one of the regents that were assigned to rule the land after Toyotomi Hideyoshi 's death. Tokugawa
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Before the actual battle, Tokugawa Ieyasu had prepared for the inevitable battle that he knew would happen soon. Knowing that the battle will be with the regent, Ishida Mitsunari, he began negotiating with the daimyo and lords under Ishida Mitsunari control. Tokugawa Ieyasu had promised that if the daimyos were to switch sides during battle, land would be given to them and they would be forgiven for fighting on the enemy side. This idea proposed to them interested them, and many daimyo 's began to switch to Tokugawa Ieyasu 's side. After many months of negotiating with daimyo 's under the control of the other regents, Tokugawa Ieyasu was able to gain many
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