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I know gun-fu
24 2, 8:59pm
Quite honestly, in my opinion it still is today. If humans were intrinsically more peaceful, we wouldn't need people as cannon fodder to 'protect' lines on a map, religious ideals or property.
Agree with your information. I know that bayonets were actually also implemented in an era where it took a long time to reload a gun. Bayonets were placed so that a musketeer could protect himself in case he didn't have a loaded gun or if someone was too close to shoot at. At least, that's one of the reasons, or so I understood.