2.08 Comparative History: Eastern and Western Essay

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What is one way Feudal Europe was different than Feudal Japan?
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The answer is not The European system was based on a lord and vassal relation.
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Who ruled large estates in feudal Japan?
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Daimyö
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The shogun and daimyo in Feudal Japan were similar to what social class in Feudal Europe?
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*Lords
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The samurai in Feudal Japan were similar to what social class in Feudal Europe?
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Knights
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What is one way Feudal Japan was different than Feudal Europe?
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Japanese peasants owned the land they farmed.
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Feudal estates sent knights to the Holy Land in the Crusades for religious reasons. What fueled warfare in Feudal Japan?
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Power and wealth
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How were the bushido of the samurai and the code of chivalry of knights similar?
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They both emphasized courage in battle.
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What is one common cause of the development of feudalism in both Europe and Japan?
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A weak central government
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Feudalism in Europe lasted about 1,000 years, while feudalism in Japan lasted about
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500 years
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How did tax exemptions for land reclamation programs affect the central government of Japan?
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It was weakened and could not provide military protection.
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What influenced the Japanese belief that merchants did not contribute much to society?
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Confucianism

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