How did the daimyo in Japan rise?

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How did the daimyo in Japan rise?

The Daimyo:

The daimyo were Japanese samurai who held important administrative positions under the rule of the shoguns. The era when daimyo wielded their greatest influence corresponded to when Japan was ruled by shoguns, from 1192 to 1868.

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The daimyo, as samurai, were part of Japan's warrior class. Gradually, during the 1000s and 1100s the term came to mean those samurai who owned large...

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