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Oda Nobunaga: Fool of Owari (2)

Posted August 20th, 2017 at 11:48 AM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated September 19th, 2017 at 09:43 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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Oda Nobuhide: Tiger of Owari (1)

Posted August 12th, 2017 at 08:35 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated August 22nd, 2017 at 08:52 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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Chinese Society in the Late Imperial Period: the Great Qing

Posted February 22nd, 2017 at 02:27 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated February 25th, 2017 at 12:45 AM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Khan Nurhaci (1559-1626) (founder of the Jin state)

During the 1500's the Ming empire was likely at it's strongest; culturally and economically they outproduced Europe and those around them (paper, porcelain, lacquered paint). The Ming also had a prosperous system of urban and commercial society. They exported their wares to the other Asian countries and the Chinese language...
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Metternich, Tsar Alexander and the Polish Question

Posted January 21st, 2017 at 03:41 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated February 22nd, 2017 at 03:36 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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Napoleon and Alexander in Tilsit after the former's victory against the latter in 1807, leading to the Tilsit Treaties

In 1812 Metternich was not eager to displease Napoleon. He believed that France and Poland would be more than enough to crush the Russians. However...
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Wars of the Ottomans and Safavids

Posted January 20th, 2017 at 04:11 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga
Updated January 21st, 2017 at 10:58 PM by Lord Oda Nobunaga

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The conflicts between the Ottoman and Safavid empires, as well as their successor dynasty the Afshars, lasted from 1514 until 1747. These series of wars were the result of expansionism and the desire for control of the Middle East by both sides, specifically the threat that the Safavids posed to Ottoman territory. The Ottoman-Safavid Wars were also waged as a continuation of the...
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