Originally posted by FishHead111
Actually it's that way everywhere isn't it?
It seems to me that in Germanic societies, including Anglo-American, warriors are honored and respected to a much greater degree.
For example, the Confederacy didn't use black slaves for soldiers; they used their "high caste" whites.
That's part of why they lost.
The British Empire was never ashamed to send mercenaries and colonial armies to fight however.
They learned how to be an Empire from the Romano-British.
Also Spartan army - not made up of helots.
Imperial Japan - army not made up of Koreans and Chinese, but glorious Japanese warriors.
But China tends to treat the army as of low social status.
Arabs too. Not kind to their warriors.
The Romans were pretty good to their warriors. Being a Legionary was considered honorable. But they also had low status auxiliary mercenaries.
Medieval feudal kingdoms which came to be when Germanics expanded all over Europe - ruled by warrior knights.