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Similaries And Differences Of Feudal Japan And Ming China

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Feudal Japan and Ming China were two times in history within these similar countries, that have been around since ancient times. These countries have similar and different traditions, a way of doing things, that have defined them as a civilization and a world power. The Japanese and Chinese had times where select families or people were in control, dynasty, because of their ranks and their abilities, in addition their social classes were similar in the way they treated people, and how people treated other people depending on their jobs and their status. There were the shoguns,a hereditary commander-in-chief in feudal Japan, and in China there were the emperors, the ones ruling the empire (land), these were the people that were at the top of the social classes. There is also a emperor for Japan, but he was more of a figure head. It was hard to move up in these social classes, because the lower one was on the ladder meant that one could not afford the education that the higher people could afford making it harder for one and one’s family to move up the ladder.
During the time of Ming China and Feudal Japan there were times where individuals had different responsibilities. The higher parts of the social classes like the Emperor and the Shoguns were in charge of making sure everything ran smoothly and peacefully inside of their respectful piece of land. The common people (peasants) were in charge of simple task like supplying the food to the armies and were skilled at individual and select crafts. Some common people were skilled at making clothes, some were good at iron work, and some were skilled at pottery. These people lived day to day creating and selling goods. The people in between had various jobs and responsibility depending on what position they had in the social rankings. Some of them were scholars, their prime responsibility was to make sure they could be smart enough to be fed...

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