The Roman Army: An Effective Fighting Machine

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The Roman Army
The Roman Army was a very efficient Army. Due to the might of their army, the Romans were able to expand their territory. At the peak of their power, the Roman Army conquered England/Wales, Spain, France, most of Germany, the Northern Coast of Africa, the Middle East and Greece. Historians view the Roman army as an extremely effective fighting machine. Legionnaire was the title given to the lowest level of soldier. 5,000 and 6,000 legionnaires made up a legion. Legionnaires were trained to fight in a disciplined and coordinated manner. They were punished if they didn’t fight well. Their training was brutal. Three main weapons were used by legionaries. A pilum was similar to a javelin and it was used to be thrown at
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