Tokugawa Vs Mughal

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Both the governments of Mughal in India and Tokugawa in Japan seem important in their own right. Mughal in India began to embrace Christianity under the rule of Akbar. India allowed the visitation of Europeans. Europeans could come and learn without any opposition. This was a new beginning for both civilizations. Trade would eventually impact the Europeans and the people of India. Though, is there more to what happened during the Mughal dynasty? There were more wars in the Mughal dynasty. By looking at personal journals of the rulers in India, an individual can see that the Mughals had many strategies to outwit their enemies. The rule in Tokugawa in Japan seems to differ then the Mughal rule in India. Japan during this rule forbidden the imports…show more content…
In the Edict of 1635, it specifically states that Japanese ships were forbidden to leave for foreign countries. If anyone broke this rule they would have been executed. The ship would be taken away from the owner and impounded too. It seems that Japan wanted to keep out foreign influence due to wanting to maintain their ancestral ways. A person in Japan who was found a follower of the Christian faith in Japan would get an award for doing so. That is not the only action that Japan did to keep out foreign influence. Japan even issued for all ships to be checked in case of ‘padres’ or foreigners. All of it went to the point that no Samurai could buy any foreign made goods in markets. One market, in particular, was in Nagasaki. What would happen to these precious goods if found out? The foreign goods would be sent to Edo. Edo is the biggest city in Japan during this time. In Edo, the foreign goods were not actually to be forgotten. A ton of foreign goods could still be traded in all of the five major trading cities at the time. Raw silk even was allowed to be sold from Chinese ships. It is only too bad that Japan could not sell any of their particular goods to the
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