The rise of military technology in China over the course of the history of the nation gave the peoples of Europe and the rest of the world many of the weapons which have been in operation for most of history. In 2013, one of the weapons developed in China in the 4th-century B.C. was once again placed into use in the form of the Trabuco which was put into use during the Syrian Civil War; this weapon has been important for thousands of years as various armies have used it to break down city walls and castle battlements to bring an end to various periods of siege across parts of Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.
Trabuco technologies were even employed as late as the 16th-century by the legendary Spanish Conquistador, Hernan Cortes who used the Trabuco to bring an end to the Siege of the capital of the Aztec Empire as led the charge to find the fabled riches of South America. By this time around the rest of the world the use of another Chinese invention, gunpowder had led to the Trabuco being removed from use by most armies but Cortes found himself struggling to keep his army supplied with gunpowder and turned to the classic weapon to defeat the Aztecs according to infoescola.com.
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The Trabuco has been a major source of success for many years because of the simplicity of the design and the many different steps in technological advancement the weapon underwent over the course of the centuries until its last uses in the 15th-century. The Trabuco is basically a large catapult designed to throw large rocks and objects across hundreds of yards and destroy city walls and battlements when a siege is taking place; a lever is used which allows the Trabuco to propel its large objects across a battlefield using traction in Middle Ages and medieval versions or human power in earlier incarnations.
In the 21st-century, most Trabuco is used for fun and leisure as a way of teaching the principles of physics and science to students or for throwing objects such as pumpkins during the Fall. Although successful during the Middle Ages the development of technology had largely made the Trabuco obsolete by the end of the 15th-century.
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