Many rich people have founded vassal states, based on tribes, kingdoms or city-states whose subjects they want to control without having to conquer or govern directly. In these cases, a subordinate state (such as dependency, overlordy, residence or protectorate) has retained internal autonomy, but has lost foreign policy independence, while in many cases it also grants formal recognition or provides troops if desired. Each contract would generally begin with an “identification” of the Suzerain, followed by a historical prologue that catalogues the relationship between the two groups “with an emphasis on the benevolent actions of the Overlords towards the vassal.”  After the historical prologue came the destination. This included tributes, obligations and other forms of subordination imposed on the Israelites.  According to the Hittitic form, it was necessary, depending on the possibility offered to the vassal, to apply for copies of the contract to be read periodically throughout the kingdom.  The Treaty would have divine and earthly witnesses who would demonstrate the validity, reliability and effectiveness of the treaty. This has also been combined in the blessings resulting from respect for the treaty and the curses of treaty violation. For disobedience, those who had not remained firm in the implementation of the provisions of the Treaty would be cursed.   The remnants of feudalism can be found in contemporary rural law.
For example, a lease is entered into between a landlord and a tenant whose business relationship is similar to that of a gentleman and a vassal. State property taxes on landowners are similar to the services required by a vassal and, like former feudal lords, governments can take possession of land when a landowner dies without will or heir. In medieval Japan, the relationship between the mighty Daimys and Shugo and the subordinate Jizamurai bears an obvious resemblance to western vassalage, although there are also some significant differences. Overlord treaties and similar alliances and agreements between Middle Eastern states were quite widespread in old Israel during premonarchic and monarchical periods. The Hittites, Egyptians and Assyrians had been from 1200 to 600 BC. Overlords of the Israelites and other tribes of the Levant. The structure of Jewish federal law resembled the Hittitic form of the Overlord.  The feudal ribbon was thus a combination of two key elements: fidelity or allegiance and promises of service to the Lord and tribute, or recognition by the prince of the mandate of the vassal. The provision was not forced into the vase; it was made profitable for the vassal and with mutual consent, and it fostered the loyalty necessary for royal control of distant lands.