Having heard of his elder brother's intentions to choose Madara as the Hokage, Tobirama argues that things are done democratically now and everyone, even the Uchiha, would not see Madara in the same light as Hashirama. With Madara having overheard the brothers' conversation, Hashirama agreed and he became the First Hokage. Later, Madara brought Hashirama to the Naraka Shrine, as the first outsider to see the Uchiha stone tablet. With his Sharingan, Madara decrypted that while one interpretation is that two opposing forces can come together to create peace, another interpretation is that cooperation is a quiet method of conflict. Not understanding Madara's true agenda, Hashirama attempts to persuade him to not leave the village but is unsuccessful. Since then the village has prospered, and the other Great Nations as well as some of the smaller nations have copied the Leaf Village system. But Madara returned to attack Konoha and destroy his previous dream. The conflict came to a head as Hashirama managed to strip the Susanoo armour off Kurama and bind the Tailed Beast from Madara's control.