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as all battles in the period were decided by one side giving way and giving up the fight by running or fleeing, the men were not robots and morale was a very important factor and it soldiers failing to be steady and press forward or whole ground was a regular occurrence casualties in battle were often not particularly huge, the volleys often rapidly ...


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In typical European armies, troops were trained on a conscription basis. The training is a mix of the general background of the soldiers and what was expected of them in a battle. However, there were also volunteer armies and large-scale mercenaries, but mostly we're talking conscription. In a European conscription army, men would be called or pressed ...


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I think the difference between Spanish and Portuguese empire were that the force of Portugal was in the navy while the Spanish was on the army. Spain hadnt a good navy until he was taking into account about the power of Portugal. The problem of portuguese army was seen when Portugal decided to invade Afrika after the prosperous conquest of America by Spain. ...



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