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The most warlike people?

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Topic: The most warlike people?
Posted By: Gazi
Subject: The most warlike people?
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 06:03

So who do choose?



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Posted By: aknc
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 07:34
I think spartans are the most warlike people.trained from childhood to be tough fighting machines,they were ceartainly the most warlike people.

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Posted By: Drag0nUL
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 10:24
I think Germans were(after many defeats they seem to have understood the value of peace) the more warlik people.Look at the history of Germany(from about 1600 on) and I doubt you'd find more that let's say 50 years of continuous peace.


Posted By: Kalevipoeg
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 13:03

I agree on the Spartans. Truly born to fight. It was forseen to be warlike while the other cultures mentioned above either fought for survivalist causes or due to social issues alone. 



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Posted By: Sarmata
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 13:06
why? why oh why are the Slavs not an option?


Posted By: Paul
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 15:41

Aztec society seems to be the most geared up for war, the whole religeon, culture and economy was based upon it.

I also read a list of every war fought in history once, the nation that had fought the most wars was England.

Italy came a close second.



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Posted By: Capt. Lubber
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 17:34
I don't know much about the aztecs, but of those i do know, I would feel the Spartans were the most "warlike". Trained and indoctrinated from birth, not too many other cultures who could say the same

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Posted By: RED GUARD
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 18:05
These are the two I can't decide:

Spartans: Very atheletic citizens, strongest military in Greece.

Mongols: Every man was a warrior, each had six war horses.


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Posted By: Idanthyrus
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 18:53
Assyrians, Scythians, Goths, Aztecs, Celts, Athenians....  ....and Canadians


Posted By: dark_one
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 18:59
why? why oh why are the Slavs not an option?

Slavs are pretty similiar to the Celts (at least from what I know of modern Celts and fellow Russians).  Hard choice. I didn't vote for anyone.


Posted By: RED GUARD
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 18:59
Originally posted by Idanthyrus

Assyrians, Scythians, Goths, Aztecs, Celts, Athenians....  ....and Canadians


Canadians?!


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Quotes by your's turly:

"I came, I saw, and I conquered... but only for the weekend"

"This is my tank, this is my weapon, and this is my pride."

"Power comes from a barrel of a gun."



Posted By: white dragon
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 19:18
Originally posted by RED GUARD


Originally posted by Idanthyrus

Assyrians, Scythians, Goths, Aztecs, Celts, Athenians.... ....and Canadians


<span style="font-weight: bold;">Canadians?! </span>


im pretty sure it was meant as a joke

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Posted By: Paul
Date Posted: 23-Mar-2005 at 22:06

Originally posted by Idanthyrus

Assyrians, Scythians, Goths, Aztecs, Celts, Athenians....  ....and Canadians

Iron age Europeans were farmers not warriors.

My money's on Canadians too as a good future bet.... 



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Posted By: Markolitos
Date Posted: 24-Mar-2005 at 19:42

easily aztecs and spartans



Posted By: demon
Date Posted: 26-Mar-2005 at 09:15

Aztecs for sure.  They fought for sacrifice so that sun would rise tomorrow.  Very warlike, and feared and hated by their neighbors.  So when Spaniards arrived, they joined against Aztecs.



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Posted By: Mulder
Date Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 09:03
Germans! even before germany as a state germanic tribes had fought romans. plus germany fought against all world....no country fought with so many nations as germany...but as i see they had enough....For now! germans was underestimated after ww1...dont make the same misstake again


Posted By: Mulder
Date Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 09:07
for the future i go for Vatican they have enormous soldier: civilian rate 1:9 this is the most militaristic country


Posted By: Idanthyrus
Date Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 19:32

Originally posted by Mulder

for the future i go for Vatican they have enormous soldier: civilian rate 1:9 this is the most militaristic country

Made up entirly of Swiss mercenaries.



Posted By: Vamun Tianshu
Date Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 19:57
The Spartans actually tried to avoid war.One of the reasons for King Lionidus'(I think that is how you spell it)gathering of only 300 troops for the battle of Thermopylae against Xerxes in 480 BC was because he did not want to waste his other troops.That is not warlike.Sure they were bred for war,but they barely fought.What they did was conquer smaller city states in Greece,until Athens asked for help from Sparta against the invading Persian Army led by Darius then Xerxes.The most warlike people,in my opinion,are the Chinese.Countless civil wars for unification,I mean heads literally rolled.

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Posted By: coolstorm
Date Posted: 27-Mar-2005 at 22:04

The most warlike people,in my opinion,are the Chinese.Countless civil wars for unification,I mean heads literally rolled.

Technically, we are still in the middle of one since ROC on Taiwan and Mainland China have never signed a peace treaty.

To a certain extend, it's like history repeating itself.

When the Manchu took over the Chinese mainland in 1644, a young Han Chinese general of the Ming dynasty drove out the Dutch on Taiwan and retreated to that Island to start a long campiagn against the Manchu on the Mainland in hope of retaking the Mainland. The situation lasted for few decades when his grandson finally surrendered to the Qing.



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Posted By: wilpuri
Date Posted: 28-Mar-2005 at 17:17

The Celts and the Greeks of the Classical Era.



Posted By: eaglecap
Date Posted: 30-Mar-2005 at 17:53
The Germanic tribes were known to be fierce in their time; Vikings were also Germanic or Teutonic tribes. The Roman could not fully conquer the Germanic tribes but a lot of this had to do with the dense forests of Germania. The barbarian used guerrilla warfare which was not the usual way the Romans fought. The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest was a good example of this, 17,000 Romans slaughtered by my ancestors. (1/4 German) Most of the primary sources I have read from the Romans describe the Celts and Germanics tribes as large, muscular and fierce. Their fierceness was influenced by their spiritual beliefs and their views of the afterlife. Some historians have accused the Celts of being head hunters.

http://www.royal-signals.org.uk/herford_01.php

As fierce as the Turks were, during this period, they feared the Vikings, bezerkers!!!!



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