CHILE: Prussian military

A lot of military dress uniforms are 19th century throwbacks – the stereotypical Mountie uniform here in Canada developed out of British redcoats. But Chile’s dress uniforms hearken to a completely different country’s history … Prussia’s.

The above video gives an interesting explanation why the Kaiser’s troops still march in Santiago, but what’s less understandable is the more, uh, “20th century” German uniforms on some current Chilean troops.

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