Achievements Of The Tokugawa Period

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Tokugawa Period by Luka Crane
The Tokugawa Period, also known as the Edo Period, ranging from 1603-1867 was the final period of traditional Japan. It was said to promote internal peace, political stability and economic growth and was under the Shogunate (military dictatorship) created by Tokugawa Ieyasu. During this period of Japanese history, there were three main contributors to its successes and failures. Tokugawa Ieyasu shaped the period by creating supremacy over the whole nation, the agricultural flaws of the land opened new and innovative doors for food and culture and the Bushido code developed an honourable way of life and created hard-working social classes for many years. Therefore, the three aspects of key individuals, geography and Bushido was significant to the growth and success of Japan.
There were many key individuals that helped shape the Tokugawa period, but the most important of them all was Tokugawa Ieyasu. He impacted the period so heavily that the period is named after him. Ieyasu was the first shogun and founded Shogunate which is a military dictatorship. This was the start of the shogun and its immense power. As stated by Britannica, “As shogun, Ieyasu achieved hegemony over the entire country by balancing the power of potentially hostile domains (tozama) with strategically placed allies (fudai) and collateral houses (shimpan).” (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2017). This shows that he carefully thought through his plans. After he achieved this, he later
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