EFFECTS OF ISOLATION
ECONOMY: rice was the main money making it easy to grow and they did not have to import gold or silver. but it could be easily be destroyed in fire or flood.but when the dutch wanted to trade they wouldn't sell goods for rice they wanted gold and silver. so it made the rice currency less popular as merchants needed gold and silver to buy dutch goods
POLITICS: THE JAPANESE LIVED IN A SOCIETY WHERE OBEYING YOUR BETTERS WAS A LARGE PART OF THEIR LIFE RIGHT DOWN FROM THE EMPEROR TO THE LOWEST PEASANT THEY OBEYED THEIR BETTERS WITH NO QUESTIONS AND DO AS THEY ARE TOLD AND WOULD DO THIS ALL THERE LIVES
society the Japanese had a society of obeying and social order they would obey the class above them without question and followed strict rules that governed their every day lives.