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The Sengoku period ended with the victory of Tokugawa Ieyasu, and his ascension to the rank of shogun, (supreme ruler of Japan) which marked the beginning of a long period of peace, and the establishment of the Tokugawa shogunate.
When the ruling shogun was overthrown, Japan began a crash program in economic modernization.
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First Known Use: 1727See Words from the same year
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: any one of the military leaders who ruled Japan until the revolution of 1867–68
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