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Unformatted text preview: 2. Some of the short term effects of the seclusion policy were the immediate removal of Christians and Spaniards from the island, and death for intolerance with the new laws. Japanese living outside of the island were to be put to death if they returned, definitely causing many tensions among families. Strict timeframes were given to trade ships that were not Chinese, making the Japanese silk very rare and worth a lot. Long term effects of the seclusion acts were drastic. As the rest of the world grew and went through reformation and renaissance, Japan remained in the medieval time period until the mid - 1800s when American explorers landed. Japan was its own little time bubble, aside from the world and did not grow....
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- Spring '08
- World History