03-20-2007

03-20-2007 - 03-20-2007 European Professional Armies and...

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03-20-2007 European Professional Armies and Navies April quiz, No class on the 19 th or the 20 th CIA here on the 28 th of March, 116 Murphy Hall 6-8 pm Centralization of power I. Private Enterprise a. Land- hire mercenaries, then fire them when you’re done with them i. Swiss (pike square fighting), popular mercenaries but their fighting structure was fairly easy to copy, similarly adding shot to their tactics was simple to copy, so while they were popular they did not have a monopoly on their tactics since people were able to easily copy their strategy and cut into their market and percentage of the mercenary market. ii. Played out due to states lack of supplying the army iii. States run out of money to pay contractor. Mercenaries in France in the mid-1600s were never paid iv. Albrecht von Wallenstien raised mercenaries for the roman empire, he became indispensable and was rewarded and then he became dangerously indispensable and was assassinated b. Sea- Wanted to control trade i. Merchant ships and war ships were not that different and merchant ships
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course PWAD 490 taught by Professor Lee during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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