Warfare by Brandon
Many Greeks used spears and shields when they fought.

When Greece was in it's "Dark Age" the population of Greece oddly significantly rose. This was caused by the rising of city-states which was caused by Warfare. The city-state was now with a new warfare called hoplite phalax.
Soldiers fought one-on-one and fought with heavy equipment. A new form of fighting came around in the 600 b.c's. A new ship, called a trireme and was faster smaller and more manauverable. This ship made invading other cith-states more easy and faster for them.
Warfare for the Greeks was easier and more advanced so it made it easier for them to win!
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