End of the Samurai - Gangs of Kyoto - Extra History #2

With international pressure to form new (and often unfair) treaties, the political divide in Edo was growing deeper and deeper. The Emperor, a formerly apolitical position, suddenly aligned himself with the sonno joi, the anti-foreign/pro-imperial party. Several rebellions rose up against the shogun and led to the creation of the shinsengumi - a dreaded police force meant to put a stop to the chaos in the streets of Kyoto. But this is just the beginning of the tinderbox. And all we need now is a match.. Join us on Patreon! http://bit.ly/EHPatreon Check out all our shows at https://ift.tt/2qE0gMx Grab your Extra Credits gear at the store! https://ift.tt/2HfX0LR Subscribe for new episodes every Saturday! http://bit.ly/SubToEC Thanks for participating in this week's discussion! We want you to be aware of our community posting guidelines so that we can have high-quality conversations: https://ift.tt/3alo2hd Social Media Twitter : http://bit.ly/ECTweet Facebook : http://bit.ly/ECFBPage Twitch : http://bit.ly/ECtwitch Instagram : http://bit.ly/ECisonInstagram ____________ ♪ Get the intro music here! http://bit.ly/1EQA5N7 *Music by Demetori: http://bit.ly/1AaJG4H ♪ Outro music: "The Streets of Kyoto" by Tiffany Roman https://ift.tt/2KVA0Wa

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