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54252RE: [Authentic_SCA] Re: A question about peace

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  • Robert Van Rens
    Sep 7, 2006
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      >I posted the Edo period link because it describes a similar period of
      >enforced isolation from the outside world as the late Heian

      But what does enforced isolation have to do with peace? The samurai under
      the Tokugawa Shogunate were fratricidal maniacs, albiet rules-obsessed
      ones...and the Heian period is marked by constant civil strife.

      Incidentally, it was the Tokugawa shoguns who developed the first
      Japanese-made gunpowder weapons, to help supress restive daimyos.

      Eadric the Potter,

      who studied Japanese history and language for years, and still has barely
      scratched the surface.

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