The weakening of the Tokugawa Shogunate allowed nationalist groups to (D) demand a change in government.
Due to the crop faliure, high and exorbitant taxes created hardship. Due to this, many farmers were forced to sell their land. Many people were starved to death.
Also the new economy lowered the damiyo and samurai because they could not solve their financial problems and they became poor. This lead the nationalist to take advantage of it and demand for a change in the govenment.
The correct answer is D: demand a change in government.
Demand a change in government
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The weakening of the Tokugawa Shogunate allowed nationalist groups to D: demand a change in government.
The weakening of “Tokugawa Shogunate” in Japan was caused due to many factors. Under Tokugawa rule, there was dictatorship of “bakufu”, with the shogun at the top. He was only to be prayed by poeple.
There was unemployment and dissatisfaction in people. So, Japanese started an anti-bakufu movement.
Then there was alliance of “Satsuma” and “Choshu” which led to final collapse of "Tokugawa Shogunate". Gradually, Emperor “Meiji” completely controlled the country and Japan was completely changed and became a world power.
The correct answer is the last one