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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2020 9:11 p.m. PST

"During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries the most common Armies multinational origin. Sometimes the multinationality of the army derived from the fact that the monarch was simultaneously a monarch from several different states; although the normal thing was that it was produced by the presence of foreign troops, what today we would call mercenaries, understanding as such those who served a lord or state that was not their natural one.

The use of foreign troops was nothing new, and there were ample examples in previous centuries.But now the expansion of the armies, especially with regard to a greater presence of disciplined infantry, generated an immense demand for professionals that the "internal market" of the main states in conflict could not meet.By the 1930s, it was common for states to need twice as many men as they had in the past…"

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Irish Marine25 Nov 2020 2:28 p.m. PST

Great color plates, but I don't read Spanish.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Nov 2020 11:23 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend! (smile)

Maybe using a translator…?


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