Tokugawa Ieyasu was the founder and first shōgun of the Tokugawa shogunate of Japan, which effectively ruled Japan from the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 until the Meiji Restoration in 1868. With a total of one hundred and sixty thousand men facing each other in the Battle of Sekigahara, in which it had begun on October 21, 1600. As the battle ended with Tokugawa’s success, Tokugawa Ieyasu was the new ruler of Japan. With the result of the western noble being captured and killed. At sixty, Tokugawa Ieyasu had received the title of shōgun from Emperor Go-Yōzei on March 24, 1603.
Just like there were knights in Europe, in Japan there were the samurai. The samurai also called bushi were the warriors of pre-modern Japan. Later in time they became a military ruling class in the Edo period. Their main weapon was the sword and it was their symbol as well. They were supposed to lead their life according to the code of the ethnic code of the bushido.
The English Renaissance known as the rebirth of civilization spanned from 1485 to 1625. The Renaissance period began concurrently with the Tudor dynasty. After Henry VII died in 1509, Henry VIII succeeded the throne when he was only 17. He was married to Catherine of Aragon and they had one daughter together named Mary. “Henry’s VIII’s relationship with the pope soon disintegrated when he tried to have his marriage with Catherine of Aragon annulled” (Kinsella 225).
They 're savages with bows and arrows '" (The Last 00:30:24).The Colonel immediately assumes that the Samurai are powerless natives that follow a primitive lifestyle and will be easily crushed by the Imperial Army. Algren, however, is not so sure of this, but Bagley initiates the attack regardless of Algren 's input. The little respect that the Colonel shows for the Samurai demonstrates ethnocentrism because the Colonel believes the Americans are superior to the Japanese. During the 18th and 19th century imperializing nations ' only concern was profit, so they exploited and manipulated the less modernized countries. Although Algren has a less rude outlook on the Samurai, in one scene of the movie Algren says to Katsumoto, "‘There was once a battle at a place called Thermopylae, where three hundred brave Greeks held off a Persian army of a million men... a million, you understand this number '" (The Last 02:10:31).This quote demonstrates that the imperialists believe that the foreigners are not educated.
Feudalism was the political governing system during the Middle Ages. It evolved in a time where people needed protection from invasions. This system was meant for the kings and important people to have control over the serfs and the peasants. The most important relationship in the feudal society is between the lord, the vassals, and the peasants. The lord was a monarch who controlled all land and people.
Yosimasa, the shogun of Japan, didn’t have any male heirs to his throne. So he decided to make his younger brother the heir, soon after this announcement, Yosimasa’s wife gave him a son, leaving Yosimasa confused on what to do. So two the rival clans of Hosokawa and Yamana argued against who should be the heir. So, both of the sides set up an army and started fighting, which dragged Daimyō (samurai leaders) along and then this war went nationwide. It was fought in the capital city of the time, Kyoto which was destroyed, the war went on for ten years, until both sides gave up, therefore ending the Ōnin War.
Ieyasu continued to rule from behind the scenes until his death in 1616. Ieyasu’s early retirement allowed his son to learn how to rule while under Ieyasu’s tutelage. In contrast, Kamehameha seemed to have done less to prepare Liholiho as his successor. Under Liholiho, the kapu system was overthrown only six months after Kamehameha’s death (Daws 55), while the Tokugawa system of rule would continue for 250
The Burma Campaign was in South-East Asia in World War II and was fought by the forces of the British Empire and China, with support from the United States, against the Empire of Japan, Thailand, and the Indian National Army. Burma was one of the worst affected areas in World War II. In Burma, the Japanese Army military setbacks which led to them retreating to the east. The Japanese wanted to take over Yangon, the capital and also a popular seaport. This is because it would close the supply line to China and provide more resources to the Japanese.
After generations of a disorganized and ununified city-state collection that was at the time today’s Myanmar, British imperialism did not stop at the Eastern borders of British India. The British exploited the political instability and ethnic diversity of Burma to colonize it over the 62 year period of the three Anglo-Burmese wars. Up until 1937, Burma was a direct extremity of India, and only became its own crown colony in that year. As if to continue its history of invasion and occupation, the Japanese, with assistance from the Burma Independence Army (later to become the Anti-Fascist People's Freedom League ), occupied Burma in 1942. However Japanese seizure of Burma was only a brief stint due to the fact that after merely three years,
He promptly resigned and started working as a imperial appointee at the Office of the Privy Seal to revise the constitution. After presenting the first draft to Emperor Hirohito on November 22, 1945, the draft was presented to MacArthur in February of next year. MacArthur rejected this draft by calling it “nothing more than a rewording of the old Meiji constitution." To take the task upon himself and also to eschew other Allied Forces, he created a committee that consisted of 25 members. Most members were military officers and others were civilians.