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TRIBUTE. A contribution which is sometimes raised by the sovereign from his subject, to sustain the expenses of the state. It is also a sum of money paid by one nation to another under some pretended right. Wolff, Sec. 1145.

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Governor Sir William Berkeley's negotiated peace with the Pamunkey weroance Necotowance in 1646 was thus a watershed moment, ushering in the tributary system by bringing the former members of the Powhatan paramount confederacy into new, colony-centered bonds of mutual obligation, "some honored and some broken" (16).
jurisdiction extends to "the whole tributary system of any
Tributary system and aean values worked in the region as socialization force so effectively that one can conclude that rise of china will enforce peace more and no violence or major conflict will occur in this rising phase of china.
Chung Yong-Hwa explains that the tributary system was a civilizational network of East Asia (Chung 2005).
Nevertheless, the tributary system is a familiar part of Southeast Asia's history and at the cost of independence it was tolerable, especially as an alternative to confrontation with Chinese military power.
Plans show the ditch filled and rerouted in meandering curves across the park so it can continue to act as a wetlands, emptying into the Greenhill tributary system. Trees, shrubs, native grasses and rushes will be planted along the channel in order to provide more wildlife habitat than what is there now, Richardson said.
That a tributary system as such never existed in China.
The north-flowing Red River mainstem and tributary system developed in the wake of the northward retreat of Wisconsinan glaciers forming Glacial Lake Agassiz at the close of the Pleistocene.
Because the EPIC model predicts edge of field loads, the difference could be due to delivery losses in the tributary system. In-stream delivery losses are poorly understood, but delivery percentages of 10 to 25% may be reasonable.
Even better, the aboriginal chiefdoms in Apalachee already had perfected a tributary system in which corn harvests moved from the hinter-lands into central storage.
Takeshi Hamashita traces Asianism to the ancient Chinese-dominated tributary system, which he states lasted for more than a thousand years and reached its apex under the Ming and Qing dynasties.