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Was Zhou the first empire to implement a feudal society?

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Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets

Bobby Rickets
Bobby Rickets, Content Reviewer

Answered Jan 17, 2019

Because the Chinese civilization occurred so long before that of other countries, the Zhou dynasty was doubtless the first to adopt a feudal system. This did not come to the western world until after the tenth century-- medieval times. The Zhou feudal system had the lord, who gave land to the farmers for production.

Because the Chinese civilization occurred so long before that of other countries, the Zhou dynasty

They used workers. The produce was given to the lord in exchange for protection. In China, unlike medieval Europe, the extended family and the political structure were identical. Like the line of lordship, the line of elder brothers enjoyed not only political superiority but also seniority in the family.

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O. Bickis

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Answered Jan 08, 2019

Zhou was the first empire of the ancient China to implement a feudal system. The dynasty used the feudal system to keep China stable. The king starts out with all the land, and then he begins to sell large portions of the land to the lords in exchange for soldiers.

Zhou was the first empire of the ancient China to implement a feudal system. The dynasty used the

The lord gets peasant farmers to work on the land. In exchange for the lord’s protection, they give a portion of their produce to the lord. This system of government kept China stable for over 300 years.

Due to the increase power of the lords, the feudal system broke down. Their powers caused them to start rivalling others; they formed larger states and start battling each other for more power.

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