Shogun rule in Japan. Tokugawa shogunate.

Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa subdued all the appanage princes and the emperor to his power. The emperor continued to be honored, but he could not even leave his own palace. Rice rations were allocated for the maintenance of the imperial family. The shogun became practically the sole ruler of the country. He received from 13 to 25% of state revenues.

The power base of the Tokugawa dynasty:
1) control over large cities, mines, foreign trade;
2) control over the land, the creation of administrative units entirely subordinate to the will of the shogun;
3) the introduction of a hostage system for the subordination of princes;
4) the system of dynastic marriages;
5) declaring Buddhism the state religion (each family was assigned to a certain temple), regulating relations in society with the help of Confucianism;
6) censorship of printed materials;
7) persecution of the folk kabuki theater.

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