These social classes are usually expressions and representations of conditions established in the society. During the Elizabethan Period, the society was divided. The society once consisted of the Monarchs, Nobility, Gentry, Merchants, Yeomanry and Laborers. During this period, a Monarch is the main ruler of a nation. A Monarch may be a king or a queen, and has the highest rank among the social classes.
For the lower class of people, the plebeian citizens continued to only become poorer and in more debt to the patricians. Plebeian citizens of Rome were the lowest class. They were the poor that usually lived outside of the Roman walls in other small cities or as farmers. Although, they were poor and never really held public office in the beginning there were by far more plebeian citizens than patrician citizens. However, with the patricians holding all the control in the government the mass population of Rome was never taken care of.
It was a very systematic method of reorganizing the structure and functioning of the military. Each of the Mansabdars was held accountable to the emperor directly. This not only increased his control over the system, but it also helped prevent revolts and conflicts amongst the Mansabdars. However, it had its defects. Most of the military comprised of foreigners or immediate descendants of foreigners and hence, this failed to create a national army.
Class distinction is a theme that is present during all time periods; it was a fundamental part of the structure of English society during the eighteenth century; "The key feature of eighteenth-century English society was that it was arranged as a status hierarchy" (Lehmberg, Meigs and Heyck). During this time, it was not the level of income that was seen as the deciding factor of a person 's position in society, but rather their social ranking; the upper ranks, which were known as the gentry, were families whose status was secured by their land ownership, the second rank were the middle-class (tradesmen) and the bottom of the social structure were the working class. These divides in the societal structure of the eighteenth century are clearly evident in the works of John Gay and Samuel Richardson. According to Wallech, in eighteenth century England, a person 's social position was "associated [...] with a calculus of property, privilege, dress, education, honor, obligation, residence, occupation, friendship, beauty, strength, and wisdom. These features of status derived from an individual 's personal merit and estate".
The word samurai roughly translates to english to those who serve. In japan, samurais were like knights who protected wealthy landowners.These wealthy landowners were known as daimyo and were regional lords. Although samurai were servants at first this didn't last long they eventually rose to power in the twelfth century. The samurai quickly took over japanese government and culture in japan with their military style government and were some of the most honorable and important people in japanese history. High in social class, the samurai ruled japan with a military government from the mid twelfth century to the middle of the nineteenth century.
Samurai warriors became the rulers of land. During the medieval time, Buddhism had reached all the different society levels. In the medieval time Samurai, had occurred and rose. A supreme leader in the military, is called a Shogun. Also, a government was called bakufu, going along with the military leader.
The workers on the contrary, had far worse living conditions. They lived in cheap wooden houses or dormitories, had very low wages, could only afford to eat black bread, soup, and vodka. However, the majority of the population in Russia was the peasants. Those serfs had poor living conditions, and would support however proposed the best for them, as they wanted to get rid of the inequality between classes, and landlords, to own their land. Poor living conditions of the majority of the Russian population was only one factor of the
The French society at the time of the revolution was divided into two parts; the privileged & the un-privileged. The privileged included nobles, landed aristocracy and the upper clergy. Although they made up one percent of the total population yet they enjoyed all the rights and privileges. The unprivileged class included the peasants and the growing middle class. All the taxes were paid by the peasants, so naturally they had bitter feelings towards the privileged class.
Samurai warriors were the large and powerful military caste in feudal Japan. The name Samurai literally means “one who serves” and they dedicated their lives to serve the Imperial court. In Japan, the military caste was significant during the 12th century during the first military dictatorship. However, Samurai were not always fierce fighters in wars. Before the 12th century the Samurai were used as guards of the land for higher powers.
Society in ancient India was hierarchically organized around the varna (caste) system which was central to the country’s polity at the time (Rath 1993: 96). Brahmins were considered to be the most learned class and enjoyed high social power and prestige. Second in the hierarchy were the Kshatriyas who represented the military class. The Vaishyas were the economic class and fourth in the order were the Sudras who were to serve the other three classes. Of the four varnas Brahmins and Kshatriyas were the ruling class and power oscillated between these two classes.