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How did the Battle of Sekigahara end?

Question:

How did the Battle of Sekigahara end?

The Shogun:

The Imperial family of Japan first ascended the throne in 660 B.C. and is the longest continuously reigning monarchy in the world. For much of Japanese history, the Emperors were regarded as gods by the Shinto faith, but they were weak leaders. This led to the rise of Shoguns, military leaders who controlled military and political policy in Japan. The Shoguns became the most powerful people in Japan, and it was an office that powerful families strove to control. Over time, several Shogunate dynasties were created as various families gained the office, possessing it for several generations before another family wrestled way control. Meanwhile, the Shoguns took due care to keep the Emperor alive but out of site, to preserve the illusion that the god-Emperor was still in control.

Answer and Explanation:

The Battle of Sekigahara ended with the retreat of the Toyotomi family.

Fought on October 21, 1600, this was the last battle in a Japanese civil war between the Toyotomi and Tokugawa families, which simultaneously claimed to be heirs to the office of Shogun. The Toyotomi began the battle with a superior number of troops, but a feudal landlord defected to the Tokugawa in exchange for the right to keep his land. This left the Toyotomi army exposed to attack and with no choice but to retreat. The retreat ended all hope of a Toyotomi victory and led to the creation of the Tokugawa Shogunate.


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