by / on May 18, 2012 at 11:44 AM / in Historical Events, History Today

Historical Events Today: 1869 -Surrender and dissolution of the Ezo Republic to Japan.

The Republic of Ezo was a short-lived state established by former Tokugawa retainers in what is now known as Hokkaidō, the large but sparsely populated northernmost island in modern Japan. After the defeat of the forces of the Tokugawa Shogunate in the Boshin War (1869) of the Meiji Restoration, a part of the former Shogun’s navy led by Admiral Enomoto […]

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