Belief Systems Essay

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Belief Systems




Members of religions have all acted to unify their society at some point in time. The
Arabs in the Middle East tried to unify all the Arab states and three men tried to unify
“warring states” of Japan. Those two religions acted to bring people together for a good
cause.


Buddhism and Shinto were the two most popular belief systems of Japan. Shinto was a
religion that was about nature, the divinity of the emperor, and the sacredness of the
Japanese nation. There were three men that worked toward the unity of Japan. They were
called the “ Three Great Unifiers”. Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa worked
to unify the “warring states” of Japan. They all worked together at the time of the end of
the fifteenth century when Japan was near the point of anarchy. The rulers stayed in
command until the seventeenth century. The three great unifiers achieved their goal of
unifying all of Japan.


The Japanese weren’t the only ones that tried to create a unified society. The Muslims in
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