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Samurai Taoism-Lord Relationship In Japan

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The vassal-lord relationship in Europe was created very similarly to how the samurai-daimyo relationship in Japan came about. These systems or relationships were created in order to protect the higher powers, the lord and daimyos. In these systems though, the samurai and vassals both had a type of agreement with the lords and the daimyo. In return for protecting the lord and his family, the vassal was given land, a very important gift back then, in a contract made with the lord. The samurai though led a simple life and did not demand anything in return for their loyalty to the daimyo. This is why many historians believe that the Japanese system may or may not be a feudal system because a feudal system means a decentralized political order in
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