French Revolution

Critics of private security companies would probably answer this question for Bill is out of the question. I haven’t killed anyone, and work for my country. Is it bad that I deserve this good?” Exactly the Lousier modern Soldnertums is evident here: it has changed its face. Fight against wage people who put life and health on the line for money, there has always been. The ancient Greek hoplites in the armies of Persia, Egypt and Carthage fought. In the middle ages, often young noblewoman settled pay to find fulfilling their ideals in the fight. In the foothills of the middle ages, standing armies were often complemented by specialists, such as archers that not vassal duty answered the call to arms, but were working on their own account. And the relationship between them was always ambiguous.

Soldiers of Fortune versus dogs of was – Fortune or dogs of war? Mercenary himself glorified frequently as the former. Ultimately it was paired with a but but usually greed for money, something generous sized moral understanding that drove them to the weapons. And therein lies the reason for the social ostracism of this profession. Payment as the main motive for the use of armed force was and is frowned upon. This became clear with the French Revolution, conscript armies emerged from their values. But even if the Soldnertum hereby suffered a burglary, completely disappeared there never was.

However, mercenary in the great wars of the 19th and 20th century played hardly any role. However, an extraordinary chaos, was created after the second world war in the former colonies of Africa that the industry again gave a small boost. So changed thousands of former Wehrmacht soldiers in the French Foreign Legion and fought under the French flag in the colonies of the crumbling great power or on their own account. Siegfried Muller, a former officer of the Wehrmacht awarded mercenaries a face.