Feudalism- the dominant social system in medieval Europe, in which the nobility held lands from the Crown in exchange for military service, and vassals were in turn tenants of the nobles, while the peasants (villeins or serfs) were obliged to live on their lord's land and give him homage, labor, and a share of the produce, notionally in exchange for military protection.
Manor-a landed estate or territorial unit, originally of the nature of a feudal lordship, consisting of a lord's demesne and of lands within which he has the right to exercise certain privileges, exact certain fees, etc. 2. any similar territorial unit in medieval Europe, as a feudal estate.
People who lived on the manor- serfs, servants, Lords, and peasants
The Feudal Triangle:
The society groups are interdependent because all of the people that were in royalty were depending on the serfs, servants, and peasants to work on their manor and different types of work. If they did not have them then the people that were in royalty would not have a good manor to live on. The serfs, servants, and peasants worked on their land so they could try to be higher on the social class. The serfs, servants, and peasants lack social mobility.
The feudal system affected politics because the feudal triangle defined what social class people would be in. The feudal triangle is very important because it defines your social mobility. The feudal system could put people in the government. This affected what the politics and the lives would be like for the people in the Middle Ages. The noblemen fight to become Lords. There isn't any politics because the only person that can make any type of decision is the King. People basically had no power to have any type of opinion on the government.
The feudal system affected the social structure because the people that didn't have much social structure could try to move up. Only certain people could do so though. For example, if you are a serf and you are skilled then you could move up and be a knight. This means that you always have a chance to move up. If you are a serf then you always could have a chance to move up. If you are a knight then you move up the feudal triangle.
The feudal system affected the economy because everyone is trying to move around to move up the social classes. This affects the economy because the people are using horses and different types of things. The more you use horses and other animals the more of the economy is affected. The economy is affected because of how much the people move around. With all of the animals going around trying to get people places it can be very crowded. Which affects the economy.