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Alright, gang, so it's Friday night, and this is a #thread about the Choshu War of 1866, #Kokura Castle, one very brave woman, and the things we don't and possibly can't know, when we study #militaryhistory or any history.
Alright, so Kokura is in southern Japan, on the island of Kyushu. Interestingly, it was the primary target for the 2nd atom bombing, and cloud cover wound up saving it, but I digress.

Let's go back to 1866.
So, the Tokugawa Shogunate and the Choshu Domain have been having this long, on again off again fight in western Japan. Because of stuff I won't get into, here, the Shogunate wasn't as aggressive as it could've been, even with a modern army, and let the Choshu leaders live in '65
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