外文标题：Roman Empire vs Han Empire
Here an stats between the Roman Empire at it’s height and the Han empire at it’s most powerful.
Standing army size———-400,000—————————-800,000
Minimum required training—-one season————————one year
Training required for———-soldiers—————–every male upon age of 23(meaning over 10 million trained reserves)
Typical general’s career——politician————————— military leader
Weapons—————-mostly wrought iron—————mostly steel by E.Han
Iron industry————–bloomeries————————-blast furnace
Furthest campaign————890 km (Trajan)——————1,850 km (Li Guangli)
Government revenue —–3 billion liters*(at its height) ——6 billion liters*(at its height)
军队规模： 40万 80万
马匹储备： 8万 40万
训练的最短时间： 1个季度 1年
训练对象： 士兵 23岁以上的所有男性
武器： 主要是锻铁 东汉大多数采用钢铁
炼铁工业： 锻铁炉 鼓风炉
财政收入： 30亿升 60亿升
The Han defeated the Huns, who burned Rome.
Turco-Mongols never took Rome but they took all of China without a sweat.
Plus Atilla never burnt down Rome. The Romans bought off the Huns.
I think we all know how a war between China and Rome would have ended….a roman general climbing on top of piles of chiense corpses, waving the flag of the eagle and shouting “ROMA VICTOR!”
Chinese were ruled by every people on earth. Several Turkic dynasties, Mongols, British, Japanese and few others. Rome (in Italy) was almost never conquered.
China was very powerful, no doubt about it. But the problem was, since her body was too big, she could not mobilize all of its force against a particular enemy at a time. So a sharp penetrating cavalry corp running straight into the Chinese capital can deliver a fatal strike to the whole empire. Losing the capital, the rest would fallen into mass disarray and could be conquered part by part.
The ancient China external threats always from the north, every beat nomads,put them to the Central Asian, European side out of the north, the geographical environment is not suitable for farming, two hundred or three hundred years later, another nomadic development
Ming gunpowder dominates Mongol steppe barbarians.
Roman Soldiers were muscular. Roman empire had better Naval power
In movies but not so much in real life. The typical Roman soldier was a midget, and Han especially Northern Han were almost 4 inches taller than them. Likewise Northern Han are at least on par with Caucasoids in physical strength, if not stronger and hardier.
Did you see them in hollywood movies?
Yes, where else can I see live demo :sarcastic:Within thousand years, body structure didnt change that much I suppose.
Han empire have advantage on land warfare for their large numbers. But Romans are superior with their military strategy and Naval power.
Muscularity does not predispose to victory.