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Reasons for the Fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate by Mind Map: Reasons for the Fall of the
Tokugawa Shogunate
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Reasons for the Fall of the Tokugawa Shogunate

Long-term

Political

Lack of Meritocracy, Inept Leadership

Conflict Between Fundamentalists and Realists, Ineffective Reforms, Tempo Reforms, Early 1940's

Economic

Financial Stringency, Failure to Tax Growing Sectors of Economy, Daimyo Disadvantage in Osaka Rice Trade

Social

Samurai Discontentment, Mistreatment by Daimyo, Jealous of Gono and Merchant, Frustrated at Lack of Meritocracy

Rise of Gono and Merchant Class

Ideological Changes, Mito School and Kokugaku emphasis on Imperial Divinity

Peasant Uprisings, Osaka Uprising led by Oshio Heihachiro, 1837

Short-term

The Foreign Crisis

Arrival of Commodore Perry, July 3 1853, Kanegawa Treaty of Friendship, 1854, Harris Treaty, 1858

Decline of Bakufu Authority

Union of Court and Bakufu, Daimyo visiting Kyoto, 1863

Abe Masahiro's Policy of Consulation, 1853

Hotto Masayoshi's Consultation of Court re: Harris Treaty, 1858

Choshu-Satsuma Alliance

Shishi Activism

Choshu Shimonoseki Strait Incident, 1863

Foreign Attack on Choshu, 1864

Choshu defeat of Bakufu Army, 1866

Meiji Restoration, 1867-8