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The main features of the system were:

1. The native ruler who became a subsidiary ally of the English would be protected by the Company's government against foreign attack.

2. In lieu of this guarantee the native ruler had to maintain a force under British command and pay a subsidy for its maintenance to the Company.

3. He was forbidden to negotiate with any foreign power without the knowledge of the English.

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