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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 May 2018 2:53 p.m. PST

"As the ruling elite of Japan, war was the Japanese samurai's business and over the centuries would mould them into who they were as a social class.

Samurai war tactics, strategies and customs would all change down the ages but a willingness to serve and even die for their lord was a constant, especially if that death could be a glorious one in the heat of battle.

By doing well on the field, a warrior would gain honour for himself and his clan along with a sense of immortality through the samurai war stories that would be told about him by future generations…."
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