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Old 12-29-2018, 05:26 AM   #9
johndallman
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
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Default Re: Mercenary Nationalities and Background

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Originally Posted by Icelander View Post
Second, what nationalities would one find among mercenaries in the late 1980s and early 1990s, i.e. in that in-between period, where the WWII veterans have long since died and retired and so, really, have most of the post-colonial lot, apart from South Africans and former Rhodesians, but PMCs/PSCs haven't yet become as heavily corporate as they are now and might not yet have discovered the economically priced, militarily-trained, best-value-for-money human resources in Eastern Europe and Latin America?
People who'd been released from Western militaries as they shrank after the end of the Cold War are one major source. Several PMCs were founded in the 1970s and 1980s, and checking their history may give more clues.
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