Tokugawa had demanded tribute. The Senate and the people of Rome refused to pay. Instead, Caesar attacked to avenge the insult. – as was his right under the Civilized Rules of War. Roman Legions (8) crossed the border and reached the gates of Kyoto by 170 BC.
-- Sir Edward Gibbon, Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Out of the Fog of War, a Great Leader emerged, Trajan. Trajan would unite the Legions to smash Tokugawa and his thugs.
Later, another Great Leader, Hadrian, built the Forbidden Palace in the old Japanese capital of Kyoto.
|The hairy one
next to enslave the State
Shall be son, no son, of this hairy last.
He shall have hair in a generous mop.
He shall give Rome marble instead of clay
And fetter her fast with unseen chains
And shall die at the hand of his wife, no wife
To the gain of his son, no son.
Curse from I, Claudius
Trajan now faced Samurai. But it was too little, too late. In the Peace Treaty, Caesar let Tokugawa govern one last city, Nagoya. In return, Japan would give Rome scientific parity with the rest of the world.
Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.
Rome was now a world power. And at peace. The Americans were under continual attack by an alliance of Germany, Japan, Babylon and Aztecland.
Nihil tam munitum quod