England wasn’t the only country that had such a system. One similar also took place in Japan from the 12th to 19th century.
Your Weekly Research Question (WRQ – (c) MrDan Industries) is this:
What are the similarities between feudalism in Europe and feudalism in Japan?
The time of rule by shoguns and warlords in Japan is referred to as the Japanese feudal period. During the feudal period, as military rule took over, the emperor’s rule was restricted to religious matters. Feudalism in Japan lasted from the 12th until the 19th century. Its military-led warrior culture emerged partly in response to the threat of Mongol invasions in the 13th century. After Japan defeated the Mongols, a sense of national unity developed and the Japanese felt their culture was superior. Japan, however, had reaped no rewards from war, only debts; and unpaid samurai terrorised peasants to obtain money. The samurai drove the reigning Kamakura shoguns (1185-1333) from power, and the Muromachi shoguns (1333-1573) that followed them failed to maintain control. Provincial officials established themselves as warlords and fought each other in the Onin war (1467-1477), leading to the spread of feudal rule as the central government collapsed.
The WRQ can be completed any time this week and will be due on the first class the following week. You are free to conduct the research however you wish and your answer should be as a reply to this post. Feel free to comment on responses by your classmates.
You can use any kind of research you think is best, webpages, videos, etc. Your response should be in your own words and contain any references to other research. Any information I put in this post is just a guide and not intended to be used solely as your research.
We will discuss the Question and your Comments in class.