For those of you who don't know what this is, I'll explain. The Nanboku-chō period, spanning from 1334 to 1392, was a Period in Japanese history where two Emperors and Imperial Courts existed: these were the Northern and Southern Courts. The Northern Court was the puppet of the Ashikaga Shogunate. The Southern Court, which is nowadays considered the Legitimate rulers, wanted to restore Power to the Emperor. The Southern Court eventually surrendered to the North and Shogun, in exchange for an agreement that said the descendents of both courts would alternate on the throne. Ultimately the Northern Emperor reneged on this agreement and the Northern descendents have been reigning ever sense. So what if the Southern Court had won? Would we see a much eariler Meiji type restoration? Would the Emperor hold actual power? Or would we see something of a repeat of the Heian Period, where one family would dominate and use the Emperor as a puppet? How would a reigning and ruling Sovereign change Japanese history?