Why are they so dickrided? They were complete failures and even behaved more like bandits than knights. Was there any non shit knight order anyway?
>be fresh christian nation
>invite german settlers because they are well behaved and work hard
>works very good
>invite the teutonic order aswell
>they try the same shit as they did in poland
>scheming for more rights
>attempt to appeal the pope so they can get their dirty hands on the land
>have none of that
disgusting greedy and ungrateful brats using religion as a disguise
>Why are they so dickrided?
Because they were both brutal and successful.
They also looked really really cool.
>They were complete failures
What? No they weren't.
Militarily, they created a state based on conquest that lasted for almost 300 years, 200 of those were solid expansion.
Culturally, they succeeded in both Germanising and Christianising the conquered provinces.
Economically, they succeeded in a large scale immigration, trade flourished because of the presence of the Hansa, Novgorod and the Dutch.
Politically, they were ruthless backstabbing power-hungry maniacs. Maintaining an order of that size for so long is also impressive.
Architecturally, they built over a hundred castles.
>behaved more like bandits than knights.
I won't be able to defend this one, you're right.
>Was there any non shit knight order anyway?
All of them were great, from the Order of Saint Anthony to the Knights of Saint Mary and even the Muslim holy orders. The Order of Saint John/Knights Hospitaller will always be the GOAT though.
>film made by a Jew
>in a communist Russia
>portrays the Teutonic Knights as evil nazis wearing swastikas on their armor
>the common boyars in Pskov are basically kulaks
>Germans are PURE EVIL guys, worse than the Mongols!
>portrays what was likely a minor skirminsh (Battle of the Ice) as something epic straight out of Tolkien
Communists, not even once
Not polack but they had literally did nothing good (unless you're German)
They were supposed to leave after northern crusade to join crusades in south, but they became greedy and started to kill fellow Christians (Orthodox as well as Catholic) which started to destroy legitimacy of entire religion. Sure they looked cool, but they were cunts.
What do you mean with that? Was the Roman Empire a failure as well? They were highly successful for a long time until they got gutted hard at Tannenberg and while they became very irrelevant after that for a while they ultimately became the entity that is known as "Prussia". Not bad for a bunch of failures I'd say.
Also; a lot of the shit like "Knightly codes" and shit were only invented long after the medieval ages. Knights back then were just mounted nobility trained from birth to be super soldiers, nothing more. People at the time looked up to knights because they dominated warfare for centuries, not because of them doing shit like "protecting the poor 'n innocent 'n shietz"
they werent failures at all, and what do you expect a conquering midieval armed force to behave as, UNPROFOR?
its like you have some unironicaly biased ideas on what military orders like that were about
People from all over the place, from the Frisians to Bohemians, they weren't exclusively German.
As for settlement:
>To make up for losses from the plague and to replace the partially exterminated native population, the Order encouraged the immigration of colonists from the Holy Roman Empire (mostly Germans, Flemish, and Dutch) and from Masovia (Poles), the later Masurians. The colonists included nobles, burghers, and peasants, and the surviving Old Prussians were gradually assimilated through Germanization. The settlers founded numerous towns and cities on former Prussian settlements. The Order itself built a number of castles (Ordensburgen) from which it could defeat uprisings of Old Prussians, as well as continue its attacks on the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and the Kingdom of Poland, with which the Order was often at war during the 14th and 15th centuries. Major towns founded by the Order included Allenstein (Olsztyn), Elbing (Elbląg), Klaipėda (Memel), and Königsberg, founded in 1255 in honor of King Otakar II of Bohemia on the site of a destroyed Prussian settlement.
>few more days needed to destroy the teuton menace
>lets go back to poland
Jesus, how can someone hold such hatred towards half a millennium old Knight order? Did they murder all of your super-distant ancestors or what? Did you lose against people playing the Teutonic Order in your favourite video game?
Nothing to see her, just the eternal p*le being butthurt as usual.
Looking cool is the only obligation you have in 1200. Beyond that you are just supposed to pillage and rape things.
pic unrelated, not stop option
This. Marienburg/Malbork was the largest castle in the world (and still is FYI) and its defenses were state of art. The primitive cannons of the time wouldn't have been able to smash the walls, especially considering the Poles were lacking in ammunition.
Also by the time the attackers arrived they stockpiled so much food starving them out would have taken extremely long. Considering the logistics back then it's even likely to assume the attackers would have been starved out before the defenders since the Poles had to take a fuckhuge army with them.