Dec 21, 2013
Welcome to the second bonus episode from the history podcast that never was, Chris and Forest talk Japanese history (often while drinking beer). Because the original concept was to create a seperate podcast, it should be stated that opinions expressed are their own, and do not reflect the views of anyone not present for this podcast.
And with that - Regardless of whether you think of Oda Nobunaga as a hero or villain, it can't be disputed that he was a brutal tyrant responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of men, women, and children on his quest to unify Japan under his control. Was Nobunaga simply a product of his era, or was there something more to the man who built a path towards national unification with the gilded skulls of his enemies? We look at the life of Oda Nobunaga, and try to shed some light on his outlook and ambitions.
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Wow, that one was really intersting. Btw, I was wondering, is there any posibility to donate money to you? I'm not really using Amazon so...
over nine years ago
Typical great episode.
One question: why Oda? Yes he was an exceptional leader with the correct combination of insanity, evil and vision, but not clear to me if this explains it all. In fact why did the wars stop at all? I know the details of the stories of how everything evolved the way it did. I just am not convinced this podcast explores the why. Did the introduction of modern arms fundamentally change something to make the pre-Oda state of constant fighting unsustainable? I'd love to hear your thoughts about this in the future.