The Military Structure and Ranking System of Mordor: Part I

A Tolkienist's Perspective

Evil is on my mind lately. Or rather, Tolkien’s evil. Even better, an analysis of the presence of evil in Tolkien’s works.

Following the post on the Identity and Origins of the Nazgûl, I’m getting myself more into Sauron’s territory … a dangerous thing perhaps! 😀

Anyways, a few years back I had written an article trying to explain (mostly to myself) and to understand how Mordor functioned as a military organisation, also speculating on its ranking structure.

So I’ve decided to revise the text, altering some of my original ideas and post it here as a two-part article since, yes, it’s quite a long piece (again).

Needless to say, I’ve based myself on Tolkien’s texts but the arguments given are solely my opinions and are of a speculative nature … enjoy 🙂

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The Military Structure and Ranking System of Mordor: Part I 

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