Briefly address the careers of Oda Nobunaga,Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Tokugawa Ieyasu, the three men most responsible forultimately ending Japan’s sengoku[warring states] era. Your responseshould specify broadly what each man accomplished, how their careers connected,and the factors that militated against either of the first two men gaining whatIeyasu achieved—the shogunate. Finally,what measures did the Tokugawa bakufuadopt to maximize their capacity to avert any renewal of the earlier warringstates conditions, and how did some of those measures prepare Japan to catapultquickly from an essentially feudal political economy into a modern state shortlyafter the mid-19th-century after the Meiji Restoration?
What factors best explain the capacity of the Qingto establish a stable dynasty in China after they ousted the Ming from Beijingin 1644 & to remain militarily capable of rebuffing British overtures toopen China to augmented Sino-Western trade in 1793? Why did Western philosophe often laud China’sKangxi emperor for exemplifying the qualities of enlightened absolutism exercised by Europeanmonarchs like Prussia’s Frederick the Great, Russia’s Catherine the Great or byJoseph II of Austria? What aspects ofthe Qing structures failed China & allowed Western states like GreatBritain or France to extort concessions from the Qing during the 19th-century?