In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1vasallo masculinevasalla feminine(nation/state) (before noun) satélite(state/nation) (before noun) dependiente
- A restored Stuart monarchy would have made Britain a vassal state of France.
- The last king, who possessed only the land on the right bank of the Bosna, sought to strengthen his position by becoming a vassal of the pope.
- In the 11th century it became an independent countship, and from the 12th century its rulers were vassals of the Holy Roman Emperor and came to style themselves ‘princes’.
- The impractical nature of one sovereign having to perform homage as a vassal to another, with ties of fealty that theoretically prevented an independent foreign policy, were unworkable and was a major cause of the Hundred Years War.
- About 800 years ago it was also the site of the legendary vassal state, the Western Xia Kingdom, which was finally conquered by Genghis Khan.
- A much stronger nation can also turn a weaker one into a vassal state.
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