a decentralized form of government in which there is a weak monarch who controls his/her land through alliances with less powerful leaders
A state that pays tribute to a supreme monarch in order to ensure the security of their state
Mandate of Heaven
when Heaven tells you that you can rule
How does the Feudal, Tributary State, and the Mandate of Heaven all relate?
All of these define power in government. Feudual - little power in the government. Tributary State - state can secure their state by paying tributes to more powerful states. Mandate of Heaven - Heaven has power over rulers.