Tokugawa Ieyasu was the founder and the first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, and has been one of the most significant figures in Japanese history. Besides being such a successful and powerful ruler, Ieyasu had immensely changed the way Japanese society was structured and organised. From 1603-1608, Tokugawa began the modernisation of Japan. He became the first shogun who had more power over the emperor, and started changing the ways of Japan’s trade, economy, agriculture and social hierarchy. Ieyasu’s ‘main political goal was to cut off the roots of potential dissent and rebellion’ (University of Colorado, 2015); he did so when his army was victorious at the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600.
A new government that was led by the samurai warriors was put in place and ruled Japan for most of the second millennium AD. When the Edo period took place starting in the 1500s, there was little need for Samurai because of the general peace across the country. Feudalism came to an end in 1868 and many samurai became bureaucrats, teachers, and artists. Today most of their history is left and can be seen throughout Japan. There are over 100 castles in Japan today that are featured as museums where one can observe what the life of a samurai might have been
Surprisingly this island in southern Japan, is one of the most strategical places to attack Japan. It is only 550k away from the main island and it contains four Japanese air bases and 65000 troops controlled by General Ushijima. The main goal for the Allies was to take the main island
The Confederacy had thirteen ships including one French ship. The Union began the war with eighteen warships (“Civil War Navy Ships”). The majority of the shipyards in America were under Union control. The Confederacy had only a few shipyards to build their new warships. They decided to buy ships form European countries.
Secondly, as the technology was developed, the technique was mature enough to provide a larger inner space in a smaller scale. Thirdly, the functions were simplified, in Ming dynasty the Forbidden City was mainly used to deal with the national affairs, and temporally utilized by the royal family as a place to live(Yan,2003). The temples for worship the god and ancestors were separated individually from the city, as well the royal hunting ground and the royal garden. Finally, the crucial point, all large timbers were used up by the previous empires. To built a grant palace, timbers that from thousand years old trees were required, yet all these trees were used up before Ming was even founded.
Documents nine and ten, break down the feudal structures of Western Europe and Japan. The European structure is topped off with the ruling class of kings followed by lords then knights and ends with peasants. According to this social structure, the king is the highest ranking member of society. This hierarchy is a little bit vague as it categorized millions of people into but four categories.
Saint Basil's church was looted by Napoleon and his army. Napoleon ordered to have the building destroyed but the building suffered only minor interior breakage that was repaired years later. Ivan the great bell tower was also located in the Kremlin. Napoleon heard that the top of the cathedral of annunciation was covered in gold but he mistaken the cathedral with the Ivan the great bell tower but it was only made out of iron. Napoleon was angered by this and ordered to have the bell tower destroyed but the explosion only made some cracks in the foundation walls.
In 1850, President Millard Fillmore, the 13th President of the United States, reserved the island for military use. Within the next few years, there was a fortress getting constructed. To protect Alcatraz Island, there were more than 100 cannons installed around San Francisco Bay. By the late 1850s, the Army had started to hold military prisoners at the island. At that time in history, Alcatraz had the most advanced security.
Shinto which translates to “way of the gods” in the English language is a native Japanese religion and the largest religion in Japan alongside Buddhism. The Shinto religion is Japans most practiced religion with nearly 80% of the Japanese people practicing Shinto in one way or another. The Shinto religion is also Japans oldest religion, which evidence shows dates back to 660 BC. The origins of Shinto can be traced well into the past and evidence shows that in its earliest forms the religion was based off of animal and nature worship. Japan is known as Shinkoku, which translates to Land of the gods in English.
Concret has influenced my life because it is the foundation of my house. Every building I have been in my life whether it has been by it or had gotten its material from a place that had used concret at one point. If it wasn’t for concret many dams wouldn’t be made because most of them use concrete to build them like the Hoover Dam or the one use