History Main / NationalWeapon

26th Jun '17 4:06:28 PM Guerrero
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* Mexicans could be argued to have the Macahuitl, used extensively throughout the Aztec empire, consisting of a wooden club with impossibly-sharp obsidian blades etched into the sides of the club. It has been called by some an "obsidian chainsaw" due to how it functioned. Spanish accounts mentioned it was capable of decapitating a horse, modern recreations have proved it.
** On a more modern setting, the Mexican Army created it's own Assault Rifle, the FX-05 Xiuhcóatl, the specifics of which are a close guarded secret of the Mexican army. It's purpose was to essentially fulfill this trope, created to be a signature weapon of the Mexican armed forces.
*** Also of note was the Fusil Porfirio Diaz Sistema Mondragón Modelo 1908, or Mondragón Rifle for short, recognized as the first self-loading, or semi-automatic rifle used in battle, by Mexican troops during the Mexican Revolution, and by the Germans during World War I.
**** During the XIX century, the Mexicans, who since the days of New Spain were recognized as world-class horsemen, were particularly fearsome Lancers. Texan and American accounts mention the fear the Mexicans Lancers would inspire in some troops.
16th Jun '17 9:44:18 PM Abodos
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* The various races of ''Franchise/TheLegendOfZelda'', with the exception of [[HumansAreAverage Hylians]], always prefer to use one or two weapon types exclusively:
** [[{{Ninja}} Sheikah]] prefer katanas and other Japanese-style swords.
** [[SiliconBasedLife Gorons]] prefer hammers and blunt greatswords.
** [[FishPeople Zora]] prefer silver spears and similarly shaped [[ProngsOfPoseidon tridents]].
** [[BedlahBabe Gerudo]] prefer scimitars and naginatas.
** [[BirdPeople Rito]] prefer bows and wooden spears.
13th Jun '17 12:41:44 PM BeerBaron
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** Traditionally, the Imperials of Cyrodiil (with their heavy [[FantasyCounterpartCulture cultural basis]] in AncientRome]]), have Imperials Swords in this role. They are the primary weapon of the [[BadassArmy Imperial Legions]], who've forged three empires spanning much or all of Tamriel at different points in history. They are modeled after the Roman Gladius, though in practice and appearance, they come closer in function to the Roman Spatha instead.

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** Traditionally, the Imperials of Cyrodiil (with their heavy [[FantasyCounterpartCulture cultural basis]] in AncientRome]]), AncientRome), have Imperials Swords in this role. They are the primary weapon of the [[BadassArmy Imperial Legions]], who've forged three empires spanning much or all of Tamriel at different points in history. They are modeled after the Roman Gladius, though in practice and appearance, they come closer in function to the Roman Spatha instead.
13th Jun '17 12:41:09 PM BeerBaron
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* The source of the trope's page quote, scimitars are typically only found on Redguard from Hammerfell in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim.''

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* ''Franchise/TheElderScrolls''
** Traditionally, the Imperials of Cyrodiil (with their heavy [[FantasyCounterpartCulture cultural basis]] in AncientRome]]), have Imperials Swords in this role. They are the primary weapon of the [[BadassArmy Imperial Legions]], who've forged three empires spanning much or all of Tamriel at different points in history. They are modeled after the Roman Gladius, though in practice and appearance, they come closer in function to the Roman Spatha instead.
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The source of the trope's page quote, scimitars are typically only found on Redguard from in the possession of the [[MasterSwordsman Redguards]] of Hammerfell in ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim.''''[[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]]''. Fitting, as one of the cultures in their CultureChopSuey is medieval North Africa/Arabia while they also have the sword-reverence of the samurai.
30th May '17 9:53:09 PM nombretomado
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* The Aiel in ''WheelOfTime'' use knives and bows, but prefer the short-spears, and will not touch a sword under any circumstances. This is revealed as a plot point in the backstory, as there is a specific reason for this reluctance. Also, Two Rivers folk are known for their very effective use of the longbow.

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* The Aiel in ''WheelOfTime'' ''Literature/TheWheelOfTime'' use knives and bows, but prefer the short-spears, and will not touch a sword under any circumstances. This is revealed as a plot point in the backstory, as there is a specific reason for this reluctance. Also, Two Rivers folk are known for their very effective use of the longbow.
4th May '17 5:08:59 AM sayaleviathan
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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the warriors of the nomadic Dothraki have the arakh, a curved form of sword, as their favorite weapon.

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* In ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'', the ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'':
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warriors of the nomadic Dothraki have the arakh, a curved form of sword, as their favorite weapon.
** The Dornish tend to favor spears and javelins which reflects their desert nomadic culture and their CombatPragmatism. The sigil of their ruling house, the Martells, has a spear piercing through the sun and their main castle is called Sunspear. However, there are some Dornish characters who used other weapons including the sword (e.g. The Daynes).
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.
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