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The Ultimate Showdown: Samurai vs. Conquistadors in battle (Video)

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It’s always a lot of fun to imagine what would happen if history’s greatest warriors had ever clashed. Medieval Knights vs Spartans. Vikings vs the Roman Legion. But there’s one epic clash which isn’t a hypothetical. The Samurai of Japan vs. the Conquistadors of Spain.

In a clash of cultures and military might, armored Spanish and Portuguese soldiers traveled across the seas to face off against the renowned samurai of Japan. These battles, such as the Portuguese 1565 clash at Fukuda Bay and the Spanish 1582 Cagayan battles in the Philippines, offer a unique glimpse into the clashes between two vastly different civilizations. Discover the strategies, weapons, and tactics used by these warriors in their quest for dominance and explore the cultural exchange that resulted from these battles.

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By Robbie Mitchell

 
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Robbie

I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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