Leader Analysis by Sheena F.

Name of Leader: Toyotomi Hideyoshi

Lifespan: 1536-1598

Title: Japanese general (shogun); successor of Nobunga

Country/Region: Japan, Momoyama Period

Political, Social, and Economic Conditions prior to leader gaining power
-Nobunaga -one of three leaders who needed to restore unity and internal peace
-16th century, daimyo statement and pattern f recurring civil war were entrenced
-unified central Honshu under his command
-Nagasaki -important trade center between Japan and Portugal
-Christianity rose by 1600

-punish who betrayed Nobunaga
-renew drive to break the power of the daimyos
-dreamed of ruling China and India
-empire building on a grand scale

Significance Actions:
-threatened Spanish in the Philippines
-two attacks on Korea 
-system of alliances and a string of victories over last of the resisting daimyos made him military master of Japan
-ordered Christian missionaries to leave the islands

Short term effects: 
-overseas expansion
-golden tea ceremony room

Long term effects:
-persecute Christian missionaries and converts then Ieyasu continued the persecution
-restored order and unified all of Japan
Toyotomi Hideyoshi is one of the three powerful leaders that helped stabilized the country of Japan. After obtaining the power after Nobunaga's death, he divided the society between warriors, farmers, artisans, ad tradesmen and confiscated swords from all but warriors. Hideyoshi attacked Korea twice but were both unsuccessful, and he wanted to take over China and India. Unfortunately, they were defeated in 1598 in Imdin War.