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Glete Early Modern – powerful, centralized governments, organized on bureaucratic principles, access to most of economic resources of society. Standardized solutions to technical, strategic, tactical and admin problems. Challenge and response. The Medieval Background Permanent armies o Oared vessels Naval warfare and amphibious expeditions Strong English and French States had state armies King Henry V of England 15 th century o Large sailing-ship navy Period of LSSN ended with Henry’s death o Weak state power, lack of interest Merchant ships doubled as warships o Fitted with temporary towers Mediterranean needed oar ships, not enough wind to power sails. Carracks- cargo carriers Admiralties- combinations of legal and naval institutions which acted as maritime courts of law and organized some for of naval defense. Large amounts on people on ship create logistical and medical problems o Infantry warships could not go long distances, only with smaller amount
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