Slide3Persian Immortals The Achaemenid Empire, a special form of the Persian army in the period "Immortals" is not the name of the name has never been reduced. History BC This unity, which dates back to the 6th century and was about 10,000, would never have been lost. These warriors chosen as a result of special competitions in the territory of the Achaemenid Empire had to have certain physical standards. This team, which was nurtured for 2 years, received special training from swordsmen in the relevant geography. But that would not be enough to get into the union.
Slide4Persian Immortals In 2-3 years, they would join the war in remote areas and return as master warriors and could join the unity of immortals. The Persian immortals usually did not participate in battles, but only in special cases. For example, when the Spartans killed 40-40 Persian pioneer forces in a snap, the Immortals surrounded the Spartans and ended the war. As we learn from Herodotus, the immortals, who played an important role during the Greek occupation of Persians, were also key figures in the battle of Thermoplyae.
Slide6Spartans The Spartans, who have been portrayed as the greatest warriors in history, have not achieved this success easily. History BC The military training of the Spartans, which dates back to the 7th century, began in infancy. After birth, Spartan babies were tested by the council for physical defects. Those who did not pass the test were subjected to death. This nation, who was a soldier for the rest of his life, left his fields of production and agriculture to the lower class and foreign slaves. Men who have completed education are expected to marry at the age of 30.
Slide7Spartans In women, this expectation was born at the age of 20. Her job was to give birth to a boy and raise her. His military service lasted until the age of 60. According to Herodotus, 300 spartans fought 2,600,000 Persian army in a narrow passage during the Battle of Thermopylae for 7 days. And it extended the Persian army to pass through this gate for 7 days.
Slide9Roman Centurions The Roman Centurions were the first professional soldiers in history. Starting in 107 BC, dates back to the Byzantine Empire. The Roman army consists of 3 parts; 1) Caesar's bodyguards, 2) Legionnaires, 3) Unions of non-Roman citizens The troops belonging to the Centurions belonged to the Legionnaires section. The Centurion troops belonged to the Legionnaires division. Centurions were specially selected from the army and received high payouts. Each centurion stood at the head of troops called centuria, which consisted of 100 people.
Slide10Roman Centurions In this special community of 6000 people, there were 60 centuria or 60 legions. Each centurion used to stand at the head of these units as veterans. A normal soldier would receive 200-300 dinars per year, while the centurions would receive 5,000 dinars per year. The top 5 were chosen among the Centurions, which were given 10,000 dinars a year. And there was Chef Centurion, who used to buy 20,000 dinars a year. The Centurions were warriors who were likely to be constantly promoted and sent to the most difficult battles. These highly equipped warriors played an important role in the spread of the Roman Empire to the vast territories of the three continents.
Slide12Viking Warriors The Viking warriors, the fearful dream of Europe since the 8th century, used their giant bodies, as well as a single-shot weapon, such as an ax. In 865, the Great Viking Army invaded England from Denmark and Sweden. The general invasion method of the Vikings is hit and run. They invade where they entered, plundered and exited. They are very fearful warriors with their dragon-shaped ships and red axes. There are also warriors that the Vikings call "out of their minds", whose purpose is to harm them. It is said that these warriors, who also used swords, deliberately put themselves in combat mode using special chemical drugs.
Slide14Mongolian Cavalry The Mongolian army was one of the most feared armies in history. Especially the cavalry was very well equipped. The cavalry, who could use arrows on horses, would be invincible when they came together. Their tactics tactics were well developed because they had fought so much. Suddenly, they invade and take their place. For 200 years they have spread fear throughout the world. In the 13th and 14th centuries, the Mongols increased their borders to 33 million km2 and placed 100 million people under their provisions. For reference, even the whole of America is 9.83 million km2. For more information, we recommend that you read our Mongolian invasion sharing.
Slide16Samurai The Samurai, whose roots date back to the 11th century, were chosen among the Aristocrats (nobles). For the Samurai, whose training lasted for many years, their sword meant spiritual power, pride and honor. There was a phenomenon called Harakiri (Seppuku), which was that the samurai led himself intentionally to suicide. The death of a samurai's master, defeat in battle, and unfavorable mistakes in Japanese society, such situations would end with the samurai making harakiri. The samurai used to perform the harakiri with a religious service in a supervisor.
Slide17Samurai The death of the samurai was dignified and ended with a knife cutting through the abdomen with a knife. Harakiri literally means digging through the stomach. In the Edo period, only the Samurai used swords and villagers carrying swords were killed. When the sword was first made, either the arm or the leg or the neck were shot according to the degree of crime of the criminals intended to try the sharpness of the sword. A samurai used his bow, spear, and lastly his Katana sword when fighting his enemy. Using Katana meant to the enemy, "I want to kill you."
Slide19Ninja Ninja's history dates back to the 15th century and is usually a mercenary warrior engaged in spying, sabotage and assassination. Ninjas often form samurai who have been separated from their masters or expelled and refused to make harakiri. The main enemy of the Ninjas is the loyal Samurai, and in time they had to become more qualified than the samurai. Therefore, they have developed their own sword and fighting techniques. This was called ninjitsu in time. A ninja can kill a man with a stick if necessary.
Slide21Zande Warrior The Zande warriors, dating back to the 16th century, were a ruthless and highly primitive group of warriors famous for the cannibals of Central Africa. These warriors, who sharpened and fanged their teeth to scare their enemies, became the fearful dream of European colonies trying to discover new places during geographic discoveries. Zande warriors are still alive today and still use their weapons from the iron age as they did in the Middle Ages. Living in the Democratic Congo and Sudan, the Zande have become deadly warriors in order not to enslave their land and races.
Slide23Jaguar Warriors - Aztec Army The jaguar warriors of the Aztec warriors were a special unit. Jaguar warriors, dating back to the 14th century, wore Jaguar motifs and occupied the front lines of the war. Jaguars used wooden swords with volcanic glass cutouts. The enemies they seized would be killed and sacrificed to the god of the night sky they believed. The reason for the warriors to dress like jaguar is primarily because the jaguar motif represents the night sky gods Tezcatlipoca, and then believes that the jaguar dress will give them strength. To become a Jaguar warrior, one warrior must capture 12 enemies in 2 consecutive battles. Killing the enemy for an aztec jaguari is considered rogue.
Slide25Janissaries Established as a military class in the Ottoman Empire, the Janissaries were the first systematic and contemporary armies in world history. Created in the 15th century and winning many battles, this military unit was also regarded as the most effective military force of its era. Although the janissaries were very few in the Kapıkulu army in the early days, they were 150.000 in time. Janissary income; The salary called ulufe consisted of a suit a year, a monthly wage and a culus grant granted by the sultan.