History Main / NationalWeapon

25th Mar '17 9:06:34 AM ErikModi
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*** [[http://www.brownsafe.com/blog/top-10-tactical-tomahawks/ Tactical tomahawks]] are modern versions well-used by US military and law enforcement personnel for a wide variety of tasks (not just going AxCrazy on an enemy).


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** [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement For better or worse,]] being the only country to actually fire them in anger has given the United States a likely-irrevocable link with [[NukeEm nuclear weapons.]]
28th Feb '17 7:58:32 PM SgtFrog1
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** While it obviously wasn't used by each person, the hwa'cha is also strongly associated with Korea, being what is probably history's first MacrossMissileMassacre.
21st Feb '17 6:41:11 PM naruto8900
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'': GDI and Nod have theirs as well: for GDI, its the Mammoth tank, Orca, and the [[WaveMotionGun ion cannon]]. Nod have their stealth units, flamethrowers, and nuclear missile.

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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquer'': [[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerTiberianSeries Command and Conquer: Tiberian]]: GDI and Nod have theirs as well: for GDI, its the Mammoth tank, Orca, and the [[WaveMotionGun ion cannon]]. Nod have their stealth units, flamethrowers, and nuclear missile.
21st Dec '16 11:29:02 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* There are exceptions, but in ''Literature/Redwall'', otters traditionally carry slings and javelins, while squirrels are usually archers. Some one-time enemy groups have trademark weapons, such as the rats in ''Mattimeo'' which are invariably armed with short spears. Hares are all armed with lances in one book, with pikes in another.

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* There are exceptions, but in ''Literature/Redwall'', ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'', otters traditionally carry slings and javelins, while squirrels are usually archers. Some one-time enemy groups have trademark weapons, such as the rats in ''Mattimeo'' which are invariably armed with short spears. Hares are all armed with lances in one book, with pikes in another.
10th Nov '16 2:56:08 AM Finlay44
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* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Finns]] have their puukko knives - quite unremarkable 4- to 6-inch, plain, single-edged, usually wooden-handled utility knives. These knives have proven to be [[BoringButPractical the ultimate appliance for everything from crafting and cooking to eating and solving disputes with neighbors]] for the past 500 years or so. [[KnifeNut And running]].

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* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Finns]] have their puukko knives - quite unremarkable 4- to 6-inch, plain, single-edged, usually wooden-handled utility knives. These knives have proven to be [[BoringButPractical the ultimate appliance for everything from crafting and cooking to eating and solving disputes with irritating neighbors]] for the past 500 years or so. [[KnifeNut And running]].
30th Oct '16 2:46:41 PM Divra
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* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Finns]] have their puukko knives - quite unremarkable 4- to 6-inch, plain, single-edged, usually wooden-handled utility knives. These knives have proven to be [[BoringButPractical the ultimate appliance for crafting, cooking, eating, all kinds of outdoorsy activities and shanking irritating neighbors]] for the past 500 years or so. [[KnifeNut And running]].

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* The [[UsefulNotes/{{Finland}} Finns]] have their puukko knives - quite unremarkable 4- to 6-inch, plain, single-edged, usually wooden-handled utility knives. These knives have proven to be [[BoringButPractical the ultimate appliance for crafting, cooking, eating, all kinds of outdoorsy activities everything from crafting and shanking irritating cooking to eating and solving disputes with neighbors]] for the past 500 years or so. [[KnifeNut And running]].
17th Oct '16 3:58:11 PM DaibhidC
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** Based (as always) on Tolkien, the dwarfs consider their battleaxes cultural artifacts, and will not part with them even when circumstances require them to bequeath all other weapons (at a diplomatic function, for instance). In Thud we are introduced to a more liberal sect of Dwarfs who do not carry these, believing that the axe is "a state of mind". It helps that they've invented kung fu ("It's like using an axe, without the axe").
** The Dwarfs also have their [[IndestructibleEdible iconic]] [[BaguetteBeatdown bread]].

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** Based (as always) on Tolkien, the dwarfs consider their battleaxes cultural artifacts, and will not part with them even when circumstances require them to bequeath all other weapons (at a diplomatic function, for instance). instance; in ''Literature/TheFifthElephant'' Vimes reminds himself that a dwarf with an axe slung across his back is "politely dressed" rather than "heavily armed"). In Thud ''Discworld/{{Thud}}'' we are introduced to a more liberal sect of Dwarfs dwarfs who do not carry these, believing that the axe is "a state of mind". It helps that they've invented kung fu ("It's like using an axe, without the axe").
** The Dwarfs dwarfs also have their [[IndestructibleEdible iconic]] [[BaguetteBeatdown bread]].
29th Aug '16 10:36:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* The [[TheGloryThatWasRome Romans]] had the ''pilum'' javelin. Starting as an Etruscan weapon, the Romans adopted and perfected its design and use, making it something truly devastating and their trademark weapon.

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* The [[TheGloryThatWasRome [[UsefulNotes/TheGloryThatWasRome Romans]] had the ''pilum'' javelin. Starting as an Etruscan weapon, the Romans adopted and perfected its design and use, making it something truly devastating and their trademark weapon.
24th Aug '16 1:57:28 AM Morgenthaler
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* [[KukrisAreKool Kukris]] for Nepal, famously with the [[NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha soldiers]].

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* [[KukrisAreKool Kukris]] for Nepal, famously with the [[NepaliWithNastyKnives [[UsefulNotes/NepaliWithNastyKnives Gurkha soldiers]].
9th Jul '16 5:29:19 PM LobsterMagnusNovus
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the warriors of the nomadic Dothraki have a curved form of sword called the "arakh" as their favorite weapon.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the warriors of the nomadic Dothraki have the arakh, a curved form of sword called the "arakh" sword, as their favorite weapon.
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