Bakuhan - daimyo also had to ask permission to leave their...

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Bakuhan The word bakuhan is an combination of the words bakufu and han, the former means “tent government” and the later means domain. The bakuhan political system was set up by Ieyasu who was in control of the Tokugawa to allow the daimyo to govern each domain, yet prevent the fudai daimyo from gaining power. Being formally appointed in 1603, Ieyasu needed a way to control the tozama diamyo, so he instituted several policies to limit their power. Only fudai daimyo could serve in the shogunate, and the fudai dimyo were positioned all around the capital of Edo. To economically limit the tozama daimyo, he forced them to contribute great sums of money to infrastructure projects. The tozama
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Unformatted text preview: daimyo also had to ask permission to leave their domain, repair old castles, and marry. They were also forbidden to construct castles, warships, and coin money. After Ieyasus rule had passed, the bakuhan system continued to progress, in 1642 a system was set up where tozama daimyo had to spent alternate years in Edo. This further economically drained the elite daimyo.Finally the number of soldiers each daimyo was allowed to have was very limited.The significance of the bakuhan system was that it ensured the Tokugawa would maintain its wealth and power....
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This note was uploaded on 01/16/2011 for the course HS HS 1710 taught by Professor Hdl during the Winter '10 term at Wayne State University.

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