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HIST 1005
Shayne Clarke

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November 4, 2013 During the Tokugawa ascendancy, Edo became the more important center of power  Oda Nobunaga (1534­1582) wanted to unify Japan by military conquest Main foe were militant Buddhist communities Legitimacy was solely based on military power Wanted to increase the power of the shogun Daimyo were not as important There must only be one true leader Vision of peace achieved through war Tried to disarm the peasants By disarming the peasants, reduced the ability to create war If everyone has weapons, how is peace maintained? “Kill the cuckoo” Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536­1598) took over after the death of Oda Nobunaga Rose to power after being a foot soldier Legitimacy founded in military prowess and allegiances  Was able to consolidate the power gained to Oda Nobunaga Was only able to take over the role of Oda Nobunaga because the other local daimyos let him Local daimyos only let him keep power if Toyotomi let them attack the other side’s daimyos and  also Korea Toyotomi Hideyoshi attacked Korea in 1590 Very successful on land Not as successful by sea Hideyoshi began a persecution of Christianity because he feared the organization of another  powerful cultural group Didn’t fear the religion, feared the organized group as a whole Persecution began in 1590’s Overreached himself with the invasion of Korea Fell from power after his defeat in Korea “Entice the cuckoo” Admiral Yi Sun­shin Decided to overtake the invading Japanese army by cutting off the supply lines and fighting the  Japanese at sea Japanese navy was not very strong Yi Sun­shin used boats called Turtle ships Very maneuverable, easy to turn Good that it turned easily because it had a row of canons on one side of the ship Canons found under high, spiked metal plank roofs Eliminated current Japanese naval strategy High­decked junks would allow the Japanese to jump onto the decks of opposing ships enabling  them to fight in hand­to­hand combat Was able to beat Japanese with far fewer ships than them Extremely heightened Korean morale Led to the fall of Toyotomi Hideyoshi Tokugawa I
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