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This would have been different in each individual case. The lord grants lands and protection to the vassal to exchange for obligations and fealty. Just what a vassal got differed from case to case -- the right to the taxes from a mill, a couple of villages, an entire county, whatever. And what the vassal owed was usually roughly in proportion to the fief. ...


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I can think of two instances that fit your description well enough, both during WWI. Bulgaria and Italy. Both countries declared themselves neutral. Both countries were courted by both sides to join in. Both eventually did, though they did so with a declaration of war just before attacking. Italy Italy did it twice. First by denying to enter the war on ...


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Europe was small and poor and were behind other civilization of the East the Arabs Muslim empire was stretched from Mauritania today to India. And far east it was the Arabs who control the Indian Ocean and Mediterranean at the time and the wall Sahara trade including the most advanced and civilized country in Europe (Spain) under Muslim it was for this ...



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