Where was the Tokugawa shogunate located?

Question:

Where was the Tokugawa shogunate located?

Military Rule:

A shogunate was a military government headed by a shogun, a supreme military leader. From around 1192 BCE until 1868 BCE, Japan was ruled by a series of shoguns, the first being the Kamakura shogunate and the latter being the Tokugawa shogunate.

Answer and Explanation:

The Tokugawa shogunate established its capital in Edo, Japan.

Ieyasu was appointed as the shogun (supreme military leader) in 1603 after his success in the Battle of Sekigahara. After this appointment, Ieyasu settled in Edo, which was a small fishing village in the Kanto plain. This small village would eventually develop into the city known as Tokyo.

Ieyasu only served for two years before his son, Hidetada was named as the shogun. During the Tokugawa shogunate, Japan witnessed a period of peace and unification. However, by the mid-19th century because of the increasingly influences of the Western world, the shogunate dissolved.


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