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During Edo period Japan, was there any circumstance where a Western person was able to go outside of Dejima?

I know that during the Edo period Westerners (specifically the Dutch) were confined in Dejima due to Japan's isolationist policy. But as I was looking into the time period, it seems to me that there ...
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Switzerland's political isolation after World War II

Does anyone know what were the reasons of Switzerland's political isolation on the international scene after World War II and how did it manage to break out of isolation?
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Why did China shut itself out of the world in the 15th century?

After a period of maritime explorations (see Zheng He) in the early 15th century, the Ming Dynasty started shutting the Middle Kingdom out of the rest of the world. This of course continued with the ...
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