History Main / MountainMan

27th Jan '17 6:27:41 PM Specialist290
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See also {{Prospector}} and NatureHero.

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See also {{Prospector}} {{Prospector}}, ThePioneer, and NatureHero.
20th Dec '16 11:30:55 AM mrnickname
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* UsefulNotes/FidelCastro and his guerrillas deliberately cultivated this image, when fighting the Cuban government forces from their mountain hideouts.

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* ** UsefulNotes/FidelCastro and his guerrillas deliberately cultivated this image, when fighting the Cuban government forces from their mountain hideouts.
20th Dec '16 11:30:27 AM mrnickname
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** In Sweden a mountain man was a person who worked in the mountain iron mines, most famously in Berslagen and Dalarna. They where nearly always armed (since the Swedish Yeomen - much like the English - where required by law to own a certain set of weapons during the middle ages.) And occasionally used them against the King, the Sherriff, or anyone else they felt threatened their interests. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson is the most famous example of a Swedish mountain man rebel. Sometimes however, they fought ''for'' the king, like in the case of Gustav Vasa and his Dalecarlians (men from Dalarna.) In a similar vein, people who had committed crimes would ''always'' recieve amnesty, if they took up work in a mountain mine (except if they had done murder or high treason.) Where they where guarded by "mountain soldiers" who most likely were serving a sentence themselves. Needless to say, they where not nice people.

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** In Sweden a mountain man was a person who worked in the mountain iron mines, most famously in Berslagen and Dalarna. They where were nearly always armed (since the Swedish Yeomen - much like the English - where were required by law to own a certain set of weapons during the middle ages.) And occasionally used them against the King, the Sherriff, or anyone else they felt threatened their interests. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson is the most famous example of a Swedish mountain man rebel. Sometimes however, they fought ''for'' the king, like in the case of Gustav Vasa and his Dalecarlians (men from Dalarna.) In a similar vein, people who had committed crimes would ''always'' recieve received amnesty, if they took up work in a mountain mine (except if they had done murder or high treason.) Where they where were guarded by "mountain soldiers" who most likely were serving a sentence themselves. Needless to say, they where were not nice people.
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* UsefulNotes/FidelCastro and his guerrillas deliberately cultivated this image, when fighting the Cuban government forces from their mountain hideouts.
4th Dec '16 12:50:03 PM nombretomado
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* Creator/RobertEHoward's Breckenridge Elkins: a 19th century Mountain Man, PlayedForLaughs and, although not well known now, at the time of his death, Howard's most popular character. These days it's ConanTheBarbarian.

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* Creator/RobertEHoward's Breckenridge Elkins: a 19th century Mountain Man, PlayedForLaughs and, although not well known now, at the time of his death, Howard's most popular character. These days it's ConanTheBarbarian.Franchise/ConanTheBarbarian.
13th Sep '16 4:58:32 AM mrnickname
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* In Sweden a mountain man was a person who worked in the mountain iron mines, most famously in Berslagen and Dalarna. They where nearly always armed (since the Swedish Yeomen - much like the English - where required by law to own a certain set of weapons during the middle ages.) And occasionally used them against the King, the Sherriff, or anyone else they felt threatened their interests. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson is the most famous example of a Swedish mountain man rebel. Sometimes however, they fought ''for'' the king, like in the case of Gustav Vasa and his Dalecarlians (men from Dalarna.) In a similar vein, people who had committed crimes would ''always'' recieve amnesty, if they took up work in a mountain mine (except if they had done murder or high treason.) Where they where guarded by "mountain soldiers" who most likely where serving a sentence themselves. Needless to say, they where not nice people.

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* ** In Sweden a mountain man was a person who worked in the mountain iron mines, most famously in Berslagen and Dalarna. They where nearly always armed (since the Swedish Yeomen - much like the English - where required by law to own a certain set of weapons during the middle ages.) And occasionally used them against the King, the Sherriff, or anyone else they felt threatened their interests. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson is the most famous example of a Swedish mountain man rebel. Sometimes however, they fought ''for'' the king, like in the case of Gustav Vasa and his Dalecarlians (men from Dalarna.) In a similar vein, people who had committed crimes would ''always'' recieve amnesty, if they took up work in a mountain mine (except if they had done murder or high treason.) Where they where guarded by "mountain soldiers" who most likely where were serving a sentence themselves. Needless to say, they where not nice people.
13th Sep '16 4:57:00 AM mrnickname
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* In Sweden a mountain man was a person who worked in the mountain iron mines, most famously in Berslagen and Dalarna. They where nearly always armed (since the Swedish Yeomen - much like the English - where required by law to own a certain set of weapons during the middle ages.) And occasionally used them against the King, the Sherriff, or anyone else they felt threatened their interests. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson is the most famous example of a Swedish mountain man rebel. Sometimes however, they fought ''for'' the king, like in the case of Gustav Vasa and his Dalecarlians (men from Dalarna.)
In a similar vein, people who had committed crimes would ''always'' recieve amnesty, if they took up work in a mountain mine (except if they had done murder or high treason.) Where they where guarded by "mountain soldiers" who most likely where serving a sentence themselves. Needless to say, they where not nice people.

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* In Sweden a mountain man was a person who worked in the mountain iron mines, most famously in Berslagen and Dalarna. They where nearly always armed (since the Swedish Yeomen - much like the English - where required by law to own a certain set of weapons during the middle ages.) And occasionally used them against the King, the Sherriff, or anyone else they felt threatened their interests. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson is the most famous example of a Swedish mountain man rebel. Sometimes however, they fought ''for'' the king, like in the case of Gustav Vasa and his Dalecarlians (men from Dalarna.)
) In a similar vein, people who had committed crimes would ''always'' recieve amnesty, if they took up work in a mountain mine (except if they had done murder or high treason.) Where they where guarded by "mountain soldiers" who most likely where serving a sentence themselves. Needless to say, they where not nice people.
13th Sep '16 4:55:48 AM mrnickname
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* In Sweden a mountain man was a person who worked in the mountain iron mines, most famously in Berslagen and Dalarna. They where nearly always armed (since the Swedish Yeomen - much like the English - where required by law to own a certain set of weapons during the middle ages.) And occasionally used them against the King, the Sherriff, or anyone else they felt threatened their interests. Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson is the most famous example of a Swedish mountain man rebel. Sometimes however, they fought ''for'' the king, like in the case of Gustav Vasa and his Dalecarlians (men from Dalarna.)
In a similar vein, people who had committed crimes would ''always'' recieve amnesty, if they took up work in a mountain mine (except if they had done murder or high treason.) Where they where guarded by "mountain soldiers" who most likely where serving a sentence themselves. Needless to say, they where not nice people.
24th Jun '16 7:12:06 AM Imperios
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** And, of course, Scots.
15th Jun '16 6:39:03 PM Doug86
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** Italy has the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpini Alpini]], raised among the inhabitants of the Alps specifically to defend that border from Austro-Hungarian attacks in case of war. They're considered ''the'' mountain troops, and have managed to outfight the Red Army in ''winter'' (they had been sent to the Eastern Front in WorldWarII with plans to deploy them in the Caucasus, and in the meantime they were deployed in the plains. They all happened to be very good skiers, and the Alps in winter are just as cold as Russian plains...).
** Austria-Hungary's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisersch%C3%BCtzen Landesschützen/Kaiserschützen]], originally a territorial militia, later Austria-Hungary counter to the Alpini. They finally fought each other during WorldWarI, [[StuffBlowingUp with both forces blowing up multiple mountains because it's easier to do that than to straight-out assaulting it]], and found each others' {{Worthy Opponent}}s.

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** Italy has the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpini Alpini]], raised among the inhabitants of the Alps specifically to defend that border from Austro-Hungarian attacks in case of war. They're considered ''the'' mountain troops, and have managed to outfight the Red Army in ''winter'' (they had been sent to the Eastern Front in WorldWarII UsefulNotes/WorldWarII with plans to deploy them in the Caucasus, and in the meantime they were deployed in the plains. They all happened to be very good skiers, and the Alps in winter are just as cold as Russian plains...).
** Austria-Hungary's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisersch%C3%BCtzen Landesschützen/Kaiserschützen]], originally a territorial militia, later Austria-Hungary counter to the Alpini. They finally fought each other during WorldWarI, UsefulNotes/WorldWarI, [[StuffBlowingUp with both forces blowing up multiple mountains because it's easier to do that than to straight-out assaulting it]], and found each others' {{Worthy Opponent}}s.
10th Jun '16 12:31:56 PM EDP
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* Non-American example, but [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives the Gurkhas]]. The ultimate men from the ultimate mountains.

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* Non-American example, but examples:
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[[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives the The Gurkhas]]. The ultimate men from the ultimate mountains.
** Italy has the [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpini Alpini]], raised among the inhabitants of the Alps specifically to defend that border from Austro-Hungarian attacks in case of war. They're considered ''the'' mountain troops, and have managed to outfight the Red Army in ''winter'' (they had been sent to the Eastern Front in WorldWarII with plans to deploy them in the Caucasus, and in the meantime they were deployed in the plains. They all happened to be very good skiers, and the Alps in winter are just as cold as Russian plains...).
** Austria-Hungary's [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kaisersch%C3%BCtzen Landesschützen/Kaiserschützen]], originally a territorial militia, later Austria-Hungary counter to the Alpini. They finally fought each other during WorldWarI, [[StuffBlowingUp with both forces blowing up multiple mountains because it's easier to do that than to straight-out assaulting it]], and found each others' {{Worthy Opponent}}s.
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