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Unformatted text preview: mers- restrictions but on loans to samurai – afraid that the more samurai went into debt, the more demoralizing they were- these reforms were put into effect through police power- successful in fiscal stability- not well received by general population- at mercy of markets- stipends are just rice- but rice has to be converted to cash- if market is bad, you have no income various daimyo- began to reduce the stipends paid to their samurai- lower levels overthrowing upper- merchant class power- detrimental to continuation of samurai authority- there wwere a number of revolts between 1830 and middle of 1840s in part bc of the tenpo famine tenpo famine - peasants riot against village chiefs - attack samurai castles- - lower level samurai not help to squelch them, but they were helping lead them- losing faith in their status right now - there were thousands of uprisings- - under these conditions that the tokagawa gov steps in and offers up another set of reforms tenpo reforms- - announced in 1842- draconian - designed to stop economic confusion and provide order and stability - issue a new coinage- - trying to bign the economy of the city under control by forcibly removing poor people to the country - try to put an end to rangaku studies- this was narrowminded way to deal with the problems- - reflects the threatening feeling of the time- aizawa seishisai- - provide intellectual underpinning for a new approach to dela with japs probs - argued not paying enoug...
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