Tokugawa Ieyasu Legacy

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Tokugawa Ieyasu was initially called Matsudaira Takechiyo was born into the family of a local soldier. His father Matsudaira Hirotada, was involved in a network of changing alliances that repeatedly drew him into battle. When Ieyasu was two years old, his mother separated from his father’s family. In 1547 the military forced his father to send him away as hostage he was held for two years before being let go he begin training in the military and governmental arts. He found that his father had been murdered by a close vassal in 1549. In the late 1550s he took a wife and fathered several sons. “http://www.britannica.com/biography/Tokugawa-Ieyasu” For more than 100 years before the Tokugawa Shogunate took power in Japan in 1603, the country…show more content…
Ieyasu triumphed in the Battle of Sekigahara in 1600 and became shogun to Japan’s imperial court in 1603. Tokugawa Ieyasu was a military leader who completed the final stage of reunification, he tried to invade china through Korea in the 1590s, and in the time period between 1612 and 1614 he tries to eliminate Christianity by ordering all foreign priest to leave the country. Tokugawa Ieyasu legacy was to complete the process of national reunification.in 1603 Ieyasu resigned and put his 26 year old son Hidetaka in his place. Japanese Christians were banned from practicing their religion to enforce this law, the shogunate required all citizens to sign up with their local Buddhist temple anyone who refused, were considered untrustworthy. The Shimabara Rebellion, made up mostly of Christian peasants, started in 1637-38, but was stamped out by the shogunate. Later, Japanese Christians were, executed or driven underground, and Christianity was no longer part of the nation. He convinced the old soldier that the missionaries were, part of a secular threat to the political order that he had so laboriously built, and in the next two years he spent time trying to stop missionary activity and discourage the practice of their religion. Ieyasu started a trend that his descendants were to follow for three decades, until Christianity was nearly wipe out in Japan. In 1616, he sickened and died, having
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