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1. 8000 BCE–600 CE
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2. 600 CE–1450CE
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3. 1450 CE–1750 CE
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4. 1750 CE–1914 CE
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5. 1914 CE–Present
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Japanese and European feudalism
the goals were prosperity and strength with the saying " rich country, strong army"
the government sent out students and officials to study different constitutions and learn more about technology
Meiji leaders goal was to to centralize power
destroyed old social order
new governors were appointed causing most daimyo removed from power
government abolished Samari class
Samari and Daimyo couldn't show military status
revamped tax system
hired foriegn experts to facilitate economic development
converted grain tax into a fixed-money tax in 1873
assess taxes on potential productivity of arable land
constitution and representative government
the emperor gave the people a constitution as a "voluntary gift"
power lied with the emperor
parmilment could advise the emperor but never control
established property restrictions
Meiji government created modern transportion, communtications, and educational infrastructure
abolished guild restrictions and internal tariffs
based on neat hierarchy of lords and vassels
took charge of political/military affairs
organize territory and maintain order
built a decentralized society:
-collected taxes, administrated local affairs, mobolized armed forces, decided legal disputes, and sought to enhance their own authority at the expense of their superiors.
military given grants for themselves and their family
political authorities and military specialists- hereditary noble classes living off the surplus agricultural production that it extracted from cultivators
confusing network between lords and retainers, element of instability in political order
slaves and free peasents
-work certain land and pass rights to those lands along their heirs
principal form of agricultural organization in western europe [manors]
lords could execute serfs for serious misconduct such as murder or other violent crimes
From 600 to 1450, Japanese and Europeans maintained a feudal system by taxation and laws however differed socially.
Both european and japanese feudalsim had political structure, social structure, and honor code. They were different in how they treated women and legal arrangement. Europe had almost a contract feudalism where as japan's feudalism was an arrangement based soley on group identity and loyalty. Feudalism in japan and europe was based on culture which made the system stay around for a long time.
Good work. Like the pictures to demonstrate your point. Could use a couple links though. Chris S.
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