Pre-Exam Paper 3 - Nguyen 1 Tan Huy Hoang Nguyen Professor...

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Nguyen 1 Tan Huy Hoang Nguyen Professor Hines GenEd 110 21 April 2008 Pre-Exam Paper 3 I. Shogun. The shogun is a powerful military leader that is a general in charge of the new centralized government. While in power, the shogun attempted to increase central government power by demoting rival aristocratic clans to vassal status. Meanwhile, the emperor during the period of the shogunate system was just a figure head. In actuality, the shogun himself expressed the powers of the government. The form of centralized system was in power ever since the end of the twelfth century up until 1333 when it was overthrown by a coalition of powerful clans. Upending the shogun was made possible due to the aftermath of the Mongol invasions and attacks, placing a difficult strain on the shogunate system. The shogun was able to fend off the Mongols, but was unfortunate against the coalition of powerful clans. I chose this id due to it’s wide popularity and my limited knowledge of this well known system of government.
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