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Oda Nobunaga: Conqueror of Owari (3)

Posted October 1st, 2017 at 05:02 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated November 6th, 2017 at 01:31 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Claiming Owari Province

At that time Oda Nobukata of Iwakura castle, who ruled the four upper districts in northern Owari, made an alliance with Saito Yoshitatsu against Oda Nobunaga, who now ruled the four lower districts of southern Owari. The loyalty of the feudal clans in the lower districts was also questionable given the situation. Not long after, Oda Nobukata attacked a village called Shimo no Go with his Iwakura army, which was located 2 kilometers from Nobunaga's Kiyosu castle....
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Interesting Facts About Journey to the West - Part II

Posted October 1st, 2017 at 06:14 AM by ghostexorcist
Updated November 25th, 2017 at 08:05 PM by ghostexorcist

Interesting Facts About Journey to the West - Part II

10-1-17

By Jim R. McClanahan

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This blog will serve as a repository of facts I find interesting about the famous Chinese Classic Journey to the West (1592) (JTTW, hereafter). It is based on a series of posts I've made on a Facebook group page dedicated to the novel's main character, the immortal monkey demon-turned-Buddhist guardian Sun Wukong. The point of the original...
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Oda Nobunaga: Fool of Owari (2)

Posted August 20th, 2017 at 12:48 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated November 27th, 2017 at 07:12 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

The Fool of Owari

Oda Nobunaga, now aged about 18, had inherited a relatively strong clan but also a tenuous hold now that his strong father had died, especially with the ever growing threat of the Imagawa clan in the east, an unstable peace with the Kiyosu Oda and a potentially unreliable if not treacherous ally in the Saito clan. So too were there potential enemies within the Oda branch of the deceased Danjo no Jo. At the Bansho temple, which had been built by Nobuhide, a large...
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Captain's Log Entry 5: The Great Game, Chapter 1

Posted August 19th, 2017 at 10:43 AM by Junius

By the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Russia was by far the most dominant land power in Europe. Even as it fought one of its most desperate struggles for survival, Mother Russia had the power to enforce its will in places thousands of miles away from Moscow. Russian forces in the Caucasus enjoyed an astonishing run of success during the 1810's, trouncing the Persians and the Ottomans simultaneously. Hundreds of square miles of territory came under Russian control, and the Tsar looked to solidify...
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Oda Nobuhide: Tiger of Owari (1)

Posted August 12th, 2017 at 09:35 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated August 22nd, 2017 at 09:52 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

Owari Province: the Sengoku Jidai arrives

After the Onin War, the control of the Ashikaga Shogunate was torn apart. The result was endless civil war in the form of small localized conflicts between military strongmen. It was ironic then that the Shogun, the Generalissimo of the army who ruled in the Emperor's name and subjected the Emperor to the same treatment, had become impotent and completely at the mercy of the military men. However, not only the Emperor and Shogun had lost their...
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