Originally Posted by The Special One
The Kyuubi was a beast closely linked to the Uchiha clan (it was the Bijuu they probably carried around for generations). There's nothing stating that Konoha had control of it until of recent events (16 years ago). Madara most likely used the Kyuubi to keep his clan high and mighty (he was the only one to be able to control it with such perfection, at least that's what the panels said).
I don't see how this is possible since
1. Hashirama Senju was the one who had the power to control all the biju and he was the one who divided them up amongst the 5 great nations.
2. If the Uchiha had the Kyubi.. how were they so easily put in check by the Senju.. remember the biju are like a nuclear deterrent.. if the Uchiha had it why not just threaten it's release and demand more right's or equal power with the Senju