What's up with Spain's military?

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How can a country go from conquering new lands and using conscripted New World indios against samurai/chinks in the fucking Philippines to THAT?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Our kings were retarded.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Amen to that.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because that's what happens to every empire: they get bloated and fat on conquest and then they fall to internal corruption and decadence.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      spain was always full of gays. mexico is the stronger country for a reason

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >mexico is the stronger country for a reason
        Sure Paco, maybe stop moving here by the millions because your country is such a massive shithole

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >spain was always full of gays. mexico is the stronger country for a reason

        Mexican navy - neligible
        Mexican airforce - a few F-5 Tigers

        ...how about NOPE

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I blame the ~~*French*~~ king

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is what happens when you get conquered by the Moors

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Many different factors, including the decentralized political nature of Spain, inefficient taxation, a succession of weak kings, power struggles in the Spanish court and a tendency to focus on the American colonies instead of Spain's domestic economy, all contributed to the decline of the Habsburg rule of Spain.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We aren't that bad

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pattern doesn’t look too bad. What material is the fabric?

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        We use a pixelated tropic multicam pretty much

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >73% cotton/ 25% poyester/ 2% elastic ripstop
          the elastic is interesting to me. Are your camouflage uniforms cut pretty close? Our American uniforms have pretty stiff fabric, but they're cut very loosely to compensate.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You think they deploy with their Goat mascot?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kino

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    High T

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    too much maccaroni

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Kind of weird how the Spanish military is so irrelevant when you consider how influential Spain was in the past and it being one of the larger countries in Europe, you would think you would hear more about or discussions about what equipment it uses but even Portugal gets discussed more once in a blue moon then Spain. The Spanish legion is the only thing people ever bring up about them anymore.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's because we pretty much didn't participate in the two biggest conflicts in europe. Also we're poor so we don't have the money to build a strong military.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we pretty much didn't participate in the two biggest conflicts in europe

        You wot mate?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          we didn't get involved in any of the world wars

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well we remained neutral during WWI, in WWII there was the blue division and some other stuff but we didn't go all in like Italy or Germany so I wouldn't really say we were "really" participated in the war.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            According to the book in front of me, there were 42 000 blue division on the eastern front. 60% casualties. That's pulling Australia numbers.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yes but those were volunteers(in theory), Spain as a whole didn't get fully involved, and frankly it was for the best, it's not like the axis would win even with our help, and I'm sure the country would have suffered from it.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Absolutely no doubt that Spain was better off neutral. Considering how far west they are on the map, I am certain they would have been bombed to smithereens and then spent most of the war being occupied.

                There's a bunch of good Spanish war stories. Maybe my favorite is the one about the American trucks. As used to be well known, Henry Ford was a major, errr, right winger. So far right wing he made Genghis Khan look like a Democrat. The 3rd Reich bought shitloads of his trucks for the Wehrmacht until the war started. Then when that was banned Spain bought Ford trucks instead... and promptly sold them on to Germany. Took a while before USA caught on and banned that too.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Doesn't that make him a traitor?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Not really, Henry Ford supported the US War Effort in every way when the US finally got involved

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            based gramps

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Is that motherfucking GM_CONSTRUCT!?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Kind of weird how the Spanish military is so irrelevant when you consider how influential Spain was in the past and it being one of the larger countries in Europe

      Not really. Spain mostly conquered primitives, and some lesser developed civilizations like in the Philippines. Their conflicts with the Ottomans in North Africa never really got anywhere for them. They were kicked out by the Ottomans in Tunisia and then failed at taking Algeria.

      The only notable Old World society Spain had victories over near the end was Morocco but even there they only conquered some small parts of it and Morocco was nowhere near its former glory in the mid 1800s and early 1900s.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Spanish tercios were the best military formation on earth until Rocroi, the most innovative and the forerunner of everything that went later. They also had impressive logistics for the time https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_Road

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kinda weird how Mongolia is so irrelevant when you consider how influential the Mongol Empire was and it being one of the largest countries to ever exist.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Incredibly fake and gay, just like your father OP.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why aren't they wearing their chin straps correctly?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Part of their tradition, same with the open collar shirt

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      There's old traditional wisdom about chin straps that basically boils down to "if you wear it right, someone can grab your hat and choke you out with it. If you wear it wrong, they grab your hat and it comes off." Marching bands wear it similarly, although it's all ceremonial anyway. Basically it's just tradition.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    moron that just the foreign legion and that's their parade classic uniform
    Pic related deployed in afg

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the foreign legion
      That's the Spanish Legion, foreigners were banned decades there, the Foreing Legion is French

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Foreigners can serve in the Spanish legion. As long as they are legal Residents of Spain and they come from a Hispanic country

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cool M95

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wetback Hispanics have a lazy siesta culture

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All the straight Spaniards went to Latin America and fucked the Natives. Now the descendants of those who remained in Spain are gay.

    GAYNIARDS

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    do you even have to ask

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tom of Finland tier

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Imagine having to tell your family you failed selection on the mandatory penis inspection.

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The guy who founded the legion was a badass

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    And I thought our military was gay

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The uniforms wouldn’t be so bad if they didn’t have those retarded chin straps

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    some neat uniforms in Spain.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Those are the Ceuta Regulares in North Africa

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Thats just the parade/garrison uniform. The legion has been using it for over 100 years

  20. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm 6'6 270lb, builtfat. On a trip thru Spain.

    These Spanish military guys surround me on a train to Madrid.
    They squeeze in close. Too close. Their guns and equipment poke into me. They look up at me, almost backwards like an owl, with fierce stares--their muscular butts pinning me to the wall of the train.

    Anyways that's the story of my first negligent discharge.

  21. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn’t Spanish Legion associated with Franco?

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