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250th Anniversary of the creation of the Royal Ordinances of Carlos III - Set

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  • 20.02.2019
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  • 28.8 x 40.9 mm
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About 250th Anniversary of the creation of the Royal Ordinances of Carlos III

On October 22, 1768 the Royal Ordinances approved by Carlos III were published under the title Ordinances of His Majesty for the regime, discipline, subordination and service of their armies. Grouped into eight treaties, they constituted a set of norms that covered the most varied aspects of military life, such as clothing, treatments, military acts and honors or the recruitment and organization of military units. Directed at first to the terrestrial branch of the army was later adapted to the norm of the Navy and the Army of the Air, when this one was created in century XX. Its development was the result of successive meetings held over several years under the Presidency of the Count of Aranda, being Secretary General Lieutenant Don Antonio Oliver Sacasa, considered the true author of the Ordinances, especially in his Second Treaty, which summarizes what has been called "style of command to the Spanish" and that has had such an impact on the Spanish army throughout its history. The spirit of the Enlightenment also left its mark on the Royal Ordinances in two aspects that were innovative at the time such as the pre-eminence of personal worth over the degree of nobility and the withdrawal of Catholic confessionals regarding the professionalism and effectiveness of the units military. Of the eight treaties, it has been the second that has had the most influence in the Armed Forces over the centuries, constituting a deontological code that reflected the ethical and moral principles that should have presided over the behavior of the military. Its vigor and its validity have allowed that even some of its articles have been reproduced practically literally in the Royal Ordinances of 1978 and in those that are currently in force approved in 2009. In the stamp appears the image of Carlos III dressed in gala armor on a sienna background characteristic of the ancient documents and the reproduction of the text of the first page of the Royal Ordinances.

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