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Shamanism

Belief in gods and spirits

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Achieve

To gain something by working for it

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Tribute

payment to a ruler as a sign of submission or for protection

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Isolate

To set apart

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Archipelago

an expanse of water with many scattered islands

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Animism


belief in spirits that are outside of the body

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Ensure


to make sure, certain, or safe

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Behalf


representing, in the place of

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Constitution


basic laws of a state that define the role of government and guarantee its obligation to the people

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Samurai


a warrior who served a Japanese lord and lived by a strict code of loyalty

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Shogun


a military governonr who ruled Japan

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Vassals


a person under the protection of a lord to whom he has vowed loyalty

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Feudalism


the system of service between a lord and the vassals who have sworn loyalty to the lord

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Labor


work; the tasks that workers perform for pay

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Guild


a group of merchants or crafts people during medieval times

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Sect


a religious group

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Martial arts


sports that involve combat and self-defense

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Meditation


mental exercise to reach a greater spiritual awareness

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Volcanos


a mountain that may release hot or melted rocks from inside the Earth

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Tsunami


a huge ocean wave caused by an undersea earthquake

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Network


a system in which all parts are connected

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Maritime


related to the sea or seafaring

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Style


a distinctive form or type of something

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Institution


a custom or practice that many people accept and use