The Power Of The Samurai

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Feared throughout all of eastern Asia for many decades, the legendary samurai warriors had both deadly skills on the battlefield as well as a mindful and intellectual way of living which made them an empire to be reckoned with. This revered group of people first made an appearance in 794, and from there they slowly began to gain power and rose to dominance. Although they eventually came to be one of the most powerful armies in the eastern world, the Samurai originated as armed guards of landowners during the Heian Period of Japan, which lasted from 794-1185. However, these warriors did not truly begin to gain relevance until the emperors in Japan started to fade. For hundreds of years, central control in Japan was weakening, and eventually
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