The Importance Of Warrior Aristocracy

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Throughout history, warriors have played many vital roles in government. Warriors have been fighters, protectors, and at times political personnel. They have helped shape the structure of governments, protect and defeat empires, and help empires expand. Warrior Aristocracy helped ancient empires grow their armies, learn more efficient war tactics, and control their citizens and land. Being part of an army was a symbol of honor and those with such a high position could be heavily compensated. Significant amounts of poor peasants would join armies in hopes for payment, food, and honor despite the grave risk of death. Nobles joined armies for their families honor as tradition and for their large compensation as important individuals. During…show more content…
All Spartan kings, nobles, and scribes had to have been to war and acted nobly during their battle. Young Spartan boys would be trained in the forests for war to ensure their strength in battle. Spartan warriors not only had to be physically prepared for battle, but had to know how to strategize their attack. Such years of training would give future military commanders and king’s knowledge of war operations and the ability to devise stronger and more effective war tactics. This ability to plan wisely when preparing for battle, after many years of experience, gave Spartan kings and military officers an advantage over empires with less experienced leaders when heading into war. Battle plans for defense and attack were devised with years of practice behind them and therefore were stronger than most empires’. Their soldiers were heavily armed and had been well prepared for battle after their many years of training in the woods. Strong Spartan war tactics gave them an advantage during combat which is why the majority of their wars were victories. From this, the Spartans grew stronger and more powerful and the empires they defeated fell under the heavy swords of Spartan…show more content…
The warriors would lend this land to farmers who would serve as warriors when the emperor called for them. The emperor would have control over these lands, although the lands were controlled by the aristocrats by the word of the emperor. When the military was in need of warriors, the emperor would have the nobles and retired warriors send their farmer militia to serve as warriors for their empire. These farmers had been part of militias and had not been trained as the warriors had been. Many were young and had never learned how to fight or defend. Most militias of famers were inexperienced and often were defeated in battle by the soldiers of other empires. This led to the fall of some empires, when trained warriors could not be produced for combat and untrained militias were sent out to protect their empires.
Certain ancient empires might still exist today if not for warrior aristocrats. Warrior aristocrats not only led to the rise of governments by attracting many towards battle and devising efficient and powerful war tactics, but were the reasons many governments had fallen due to the lending of inexperienced soldiers. Warrior aristocracy had benefits and unfortunate effects which were sometimes direct or indirect from warrior aristocrats
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