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In the middle and early Warring States period, the "Wei Wu pawn" was a force that shocked the other countries.
Wei Wuzu, the military force created by the militarists of the Warring States period. According to the records of Hanshu, every infantry of this army must have the strong strength of wearing heavy armour, carrying heavy crossbow and running 100 li in half a day. In addition, Wu Qi, a military strategist, had extremely strict training, which finally led to the army. As early as when Wuqi was guarding Xihe River, the soldiers of Weiwu burst out with great fighting power, winning more with less for many times, and "crushing" the valiant and skilful soldiers step by step out of the important area of Xihe River, so as to support the hegemony of Weiguo.
Just during the period of Wuqi's commander in chief, the army of Weiwu experienced seventy-six wars with the Warring States powers, 64 of which won great victories, and the other 12 drew. It was the true invincible tiger division. Even if Wuqi had to leave because of the internal strife of Wei Dynasty. However, the Wei Wu pawn he built by himself still has a long-term strong fighting capacity. In the era to, many wonderful battles were fought, especially the state of Qin before the reform, which had been blocked in the west of the West River for a long time, and could hardly move eastward.
Although in the era of King Hui of Wei, with his many mistakes in personnel and strategy, the state of Wei suffered a tragic defeat on all fronts and finally fell into a depression. Weiwu soldiers, once famous in the world, also lost their courage completely. However, the once powerful fighting capacity of this army still makes many historical voters of later generations imagine that if the middle and late Warring States period, the state of Wei can rebuild a military unit of Wei again. After the war of mauling, can the long-term weak state of Wei be revived? Will the roaring army of Qin be blocked back again? Or will the history of the Warring States be rewritten?
But if you look at the situation of the Warring States period carefully, this topic is probably a depressing answer: to rebuild Wei Wuzu, it is almost impossible for Wei in the middle and late Warring States period.
The first reason is the economic problem.
In addition to the outstanding ability of the founder Wu Qi, the more important reason is his unique system: the state of Wei abolished the old system and adopted the new system of county conscription. The soldiers are well paid. In particular, being selected as a member of the Weiwu army means not only great honor, but also real benefits for the soldiers. Every Weiwu army can be divided into fields and houses, and all the corvee can be exempted. With such huge benefits, the "king of war" who is the best among the best, of course, has a high morale and cries every time they fight.
However, such a system was based on the strong economic strength of the state of Wei at that time. After Wei Wenhou's reform, the development of agriculture and iron smelting industry has made rapid progress. Today, all kinds of iron wares unearthed in the Warring States period show strong technology. Its agricultural level has made great progress. The water conservancy in Yecheng and other places is booming. The salt tax in Hedong of Weiguo is also a source of wealth, and the grain reserves are more abundant. This powerful capital allowed Wei state to throw money with great boldness, at any cost to build such a powerful trump card brigade.
However, with the defeat of Wei in the battle of mausoleum, the state of Wei at that time was not as beautiful as before. Xihe River, rich in natural resources, has long been included in the income of the state of Qin. The East is more threatened by emerging powers. Under the attack of the eastern and Western powers, the economic losses of Wei state were extremely serious. In a short period of time, there was no power to rebuild the soldiers.
What's more, when Wei Wenhou reformed, it was still the beginning of "Wei". As the "Wei state", Qi State in the East and Qin State in the west, these two powerful enemies are falling into internal strife. The state of Chu, with its vast territory in the south, was also in a state of great difficulty. At this time, the state of Wei just can show its strength and practice the great cause of reform and power. After the war of Marling, the war of Warring States for hegemony has been intensified unprecedentedly. The great powers of Qin, Qi and Chu have been fighting endlessly. The state of Wei, sandwiched in the middle, should deal with the attack of other countries. Rebuilding a strong country is not something that can be done in a short time, or even in a generation.
It can be said that if the state of Wei at that time was really determined to rebuild its soldiers, they also need to show the courage to bear hardships and endure humiliation for one or two generations. Fang may succeed.
But this one is just a bigger weakness of the state of Wei: if the era of the king of Wei Hui is the turning point of the rise and fall of the state of Wei, then after the king of Wei Hui, there is no such ruler in the state of Wei.
After the war of mauling, the Wei state, which lost its position as a powerful country completely, most of the time, was broken. In the face of the threat of strong Qin Dynasty, we basically rely on cutting off the land to deal with it. The less the land is cut, the weaker the national strength is. Tuqiang? That's a long way off.
Moreover, with the pattern of the king of Wei state, if someone in the state of Wei really rebuilt the soldiers, they would be even more uneasy. If you don't believe it, during his reign, the state of Wei had such a top talent, who could perform the classic magic pen of stealing Fu and saving Zhao. However, such an outstanding person is still depressed under the suspicion of King Wei Anli. It can be imagined that if xinlingjun could train a military soldier of Wei, how could the king of Wei at that time be at ease and tolerant?
Therefore, it is inevitable that the state of Wei, unable to rebuild its soldiers, will decline and die. At first glance, it is because of the lack of such an elite army. But even this military issue is not just a military one.
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