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Why was Bushido important for Japanese soldiers?


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2009-03-29 23:04:43
2009-03-29 23:04:43

Bushido was the general equivalent of a code of ethics and morals for warriors. The Europeans had the Code of Chivalry that most soldiers tried to live up to. Such codes provided a basis for actions and a level of confidence.

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Because in Japanese, The way of the warrior translates into Bushido


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