BlueBard, on Aug 5 2008, 10:06 PM, said:
BTW, that flag did not represent the Hispanic Kingdoms, and specially the land army until the XVIII century. The right flag would be this one
, the red cross of Burgundy, used by the famous "Tercios de Infantería", the best land infantry the world has known... pir-devil:
A bit of patriotism here!...
Dear mister BlueBar,
slightly of topic:
On what point system do you base the assumption they where the best the world has known?
Scrolling through some battles they were involved in I already see three defeats.
Or am I somehow mistaken? I tried to read their website but it is in Spanish.
What my short research showed was:
-The Spanish-American War (1898) won by the USA
-The Siege of Toulon (18 September - 18 December 1793) won by the French.
-Anglo–Spanish War (1585) won by england and the Dutch rebbels (revolting against their Spannish king
), which in turn let to the creation of the Dutch Republic here
A dutch revolution which some say inspired the rebels in the USA. Not so strange since New York was mostly inhabited by Dutch settlers having a Dutch version of rights tolerated by the English which lookes like the current bill of rights of the USA. a USA which in turn came to haunt the Spanish in 1898. The irony of history..
The framers of the U.S. Constitution were influenced by the Constitution of the Republic of the United Provinces, though that influence was more as an example of things to avoid than of things to imitate. In addition, the Act of Abjuration, essentially the declaration of independence of the United Provinces, is strikingly similar to the later American Declaration of Independence though concrete evidence that the former directly influenced the latter is absent.
John Adams went so far as to say that “the originals of the two Republics are so much alike that the history of one seems but a transcript from that of the other.” The seven arrows in the lion's left claw in the Republic's coat of arms, representing the seven provinces, was a precedent for the thirteen arrows in the eagle's left claw in the Great Seal of the United States.
Please dont take this post too seriously, the research is not done rigourisly enough, nor does the author believe it to be completely true.
Edited by Teddy, 05 August 2008 - 09:14 PM.