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Independence (disambiguation)

Independence is the cessation of a vassal-liege relationship. It may refer to:

A vassal can achieve independence without taking hostile actions against the liege by:

  • Inheriting an independent title which is higher ranked than his current primary title (even if the new rank is lower than that of the liege) OR
  • Obtaining a title which is of the same rank (or higher) as the liege's primary title via conquest. An example is in the "Stamford Bridge" bookmark: should William successfully conquer England, he'll be independent of France.