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1 and 2 are ones you have to do on your own by looking through and finding the answers in the paragraph itself, but here is the info for 3 and 4 3: The cause of the Japanese feudal system was likely the rising of the Shogun (basically Japanese warlords) and large imperial Daimyo (basically like royal families). The feudal system was basically a single major social hierarchy which had the Japanese Emperor at the top (Though he was essentially more of a figurehead) and merchants at the bottom. During the feudal era, the merchant and artisans classes were considered far lower than the warrior class, feudal Japan valued strength and honor over sly salesmen and profiteers. 4: 1) A succession of weak rulers 2) A growing inability to fend off foreign invaders partly due to internal strife caused by infighting among the nobles. Further divisions within the empire weakened it even more, eventually leaving India vulnerable to others such the British Empire.