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Throughout most of history Japanese political culture has centralized around the concept of imperialism Only during the time period of 1192-1867 did the central imperialist government loose control This was brought upon by the civil wars and the anarchy that Japan faced prior to 1192 These events set the stage for a new ruling system called Seii-Taishogun1 Due to this type of military dictatorship the shogun ruled all of Japan From the new administrative capital Edo present day Tokyo the shogun era controlled by the Tokugawa family brought long lasting peace to Japan increased wealth and influence of the warrior class a distinct social status classification system decreased power of the emperor and created an isolationism policy for Japan Oda Nobunga 1534-1582 and Toyomoto Hideyoshi 1537- 1598 brought their opponents to knees The process reached its climax in 1590 when Hideyoshi carried his banners into eastern Japan Tokugawa Ieyasu 1543-1616 rose to power in this vortex of civil war and succeed Hideyoshi as leader of the countrys military estate With Ieyasu in control of the country he wanted to establish a controlling government body that would keep his family in power for many centuries to come With the implementation of Tokugawa political rule this sleepy historic area was destined to become the capital of all of Japan By the start of the century roughly one century after the establishment of Tokugawa bakufu the city of Edo already boasted a population of around one million in habitants With the government in the hands of Ieyasu it was clear that he wanted to create a new system of government that would separate the imperial nobles from the military nobles decreed in Article 7 of the Rules for the Palace and Court that court ranks and offices of members o0f the military are to be treated separately from those held by court nobility The imperial court that Ieyasu created which featured the emperor had no
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