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Something basic is off with your post-Orientalist knowledge. The imperial rule was still side-lined in the Ero era (also known as the Tokugawa period). The actual rulers were the Tokugawa shogunate. Restoration of the imperial rule (and industrialization) happened with Meiji.
by das monde on Sun May 5th, 2019 at 06:18:38 AM EST
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