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  • Japan is a mountainous archipelago. The mountains are of volcanic origins. Because of Japan's geographical isolation it developed a number of unique qualities.
  • Japan's geography helped the people by providing fertile soil from the volcanic mountains. They were divided into a small aristocratic and large farmers, artisans, and household servants.
  • An archipelago is a chain of islands. Japan's population is focused on four main islands.
  • Gandalf how did the geography help/hurt people?
  • Did you know? Prince Shotuku sent representatives to Tang, China to learn how they organized their government.
  • The Japanese and Chinese had a stable relationship.
  • Yes! Afterwards he began to create a centralized system of government, based on the Chinese model.
  • Hey Gandalf, whar was the importance of the Nara period?
  • Well, after Shotoku Taishi's death in 622, political power fell into the hands of the Fujiwara clan, who founded a new capital. People wouldnt pay taxes, so the central government lost power.
  • Aristocrats took justice into their own hands after the government fell. They ended up forming a large army of Samurai which people would hire to protect their things.
  • *Rich important people hired samurai. Poor people who could not afford samurai did not hire samurai.*
  • what came about in the Heian period?
  • The government was a military government.
  • What type of government was used in the Kamakura Shogunate?
  • Kublai Khan played a major role. He sent 23,000 troops to invade Japan in 1274.
  • Who played a major role in Japanese society?
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