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Military parade

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A military parade is a formation of soldiers whose movement is restricted by close-order manouvering known as drilling or marching. The military parade is now almost entirely ceremonial, though soldiers from time immemorial up until the late 19th century fought in formation. Massed parades may also hold a role for propaganda purposes, being used to exhibit the apparent military strength of one's nation.
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  • Four directions 

  • Common parade commands 

  • Melee weapons and unarmed combat 

  • Historical drill commands for parade 

  • Modern era