What is a vassal state?


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Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg warn that the UK would become a 'vassal state' under the Brexit deal supported by Theresa May.

A vassal state is one which is completely subordinate to another. The word 'vassal' refers to the ruler of the ruling country, and is a term derived from feudal terminology.


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