Medieval Asia

Japanese Chonin

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Dating from the 16th Century AD – The Chonin were a Social Class of Japanese citizenry most associated with Middle Class structure. People that lived in Towns, were …

Japanese Sakoku

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The translation for The Japanese word ''Sakoku'' means ''Closed Country'', but was commonly referred to by many European Nations of the 17th thru 19th Centuries as meanin …

Chinese ''Mandarin Duck'' Formation

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A Chinese Military Formation common with The Ming Dynasty of the 14th Century AD, the so-called ''Mandarin Duck'' was a massed Infantry Formation, used to exploit gaps ma …

Chinese ''Snake'' Spear

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The Chinese Medieval Pole Arm known as The ''Snake'' Spear was common with many Chinese Armies, from the 15th thru 18th Century. Although replaced by and large with Firea …

Chimese Ming Dynasty Army

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With it's greatest standing strength at one point being over 850,000 Officers, Men and effectives of all specialties – The Ming Army was the primary defensive Army …

Torii

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The Torii is the traditional Japanese Shinto Buddhism ''Gate'', placed near a Temple of that Religion. These Gates were not meant to be functional, and could be many hund …

Vietnamese Xa Mau

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The Vietnamese Xa Mau (or ''Snake Pole''), was a Medieval Southeast Asia Pole Arm, common with some Military Units in the 16th to 18th Century. Used as both an Infantry a …

Chinese Heishang Bandits

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Active around 185 AD during The Han Dynasty, The Heishan were a type of Outlaw/Bandits that held complete control over the region of The Taihang Mountains (Eastern China) …

Chinese Qin Army

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The Qin Dynasty occupied much of Ancient China from the 2nd Century BC. The 15 years of Imperial Qin control was seen by Historians as one of the shortest. Mismanagement …

Chinese Zhou Army

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Founded in 1046 BC and lasting until 771 BC – The Zhou Dynasty was one of the longest Dynasties in Ancient China. Only occupying the Upper North West (and slightly …