AS regions develop, similar systems may develop. Feudal Japan and Europe in the dark ages has similarities such as a feudal system, codes of honor and aspects of religion. The similarities are comparable but are not completely the same.
Feudal Japan and Europe have similarities. Firstly, both regions used feudalism. The purpose for Europe and Japan to use the feudal system is to protect the land. The king (Europe) or Shogun (Japan) were leaders in the feudal system. These men would appoint lords (Europe) or daimyos (Japan) who pledge allegiance and watch over and protect pieces of land given from the king or Shogun. These appointed landowners would have men work the land as farmers to pay taxes to the king while receiving little in return to the farmers.
Both regions had a certain code of honor as well. In Europe, the code of honor is chivalry, code of a medieval knight, and in Feudal Japan is bushido code or “the warrior’s way”. The bushido code stressed loyalty, obedience, and honor to one’s country. These bushido codes are used to show respect as a fighter. As chivalry stressed the importance of being a proper man, taking care of women for they are fragile, inferior beings. In Europe, the classes who abided by Chivalry or their code of honor are the king, lords and knights. In Japan the Samurai class consists of the Shogun, Daimyo, Bushi. Religion played a role in the way both the Europeans and Japanese fought. For the Europeans, who are mostly Christian, they believed in God and He would help them win. The Japanese believed in Zen Buddhism and if the men were to die they died with honor.
As the codes of honor are similar, there are differences in Japanese and European life. The Seppuku, in feudal Japan, was a way for the Samurai to resist capture by suicide. This slow suicide was done by the samurai by stabbing oneself with a shot sword cutting open the abdomen then stabbing oneself again in the throat. This type of suicide made by the samurais...