The Feudal System was a highly structured system of social classifying. The Feudal System was used as the basis of all economical transactions and political affairs. The system was also very rigid, as one could not change the social class to which they were born into. Medival Europe realied on the system for many hundreds of years. The King or the Pope was the ruler and was given power to preform virtually any tasks he wised. Kings were born into their position as they were of "royal" or "blue blood". Barons were also posistioned in areas of power in the feudal system, they could suggest ideas to the King and were allowed to have the highest waging land. Barons were often direct relatives of the King. Knights were next in the system. The Knights were below the Barons, yet they were significantly more important than the peasants. Knights were the soldiers of their day. The Peasants were the "blue collar" working class who had virtually no chance of becoming powerful. Peasants were often forced to work in areas that were labor oriented and painstaking.