Who used the sarissa (a type of weapon) in their combat formations?

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Macedonians
The sarissa is a type of long spear (about 4–7 metres or 13–23 ft in length) first in­tro­duced by Phillip II of Mace­do­nia in Mace­do­nian phalanx for­ma­tion­s. It was usually composed of two lengths and was joined by a central bronze tube only before a battle. The tight for­ma­tion of the phalanx created a "wall of pikes", and the pike was so long that there were fully five rows of them pro­ject­ing in front of the front rank of men.

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flagCanada
4%
9%
4%
80%
21
flagSpain
14%
7%
7%
71%
28
flagSwitzerland
29%
0%
0%
70%
17
flagPoland
22%
10%
6%
60%
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flagAustria
20%
6%
13%
60%
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flagFrance
31%
9%
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59%
22
flagthe Netherlands
19%
16%
6%
58%
31
flagDenmark
25%
8%
8%
58%
12
flagBelgium
28%
7%
7%
57%
14
flagUnknown
24%
12%
6%
56%
1115
flagItaly
31%
0%
12%
56%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
28%
9%
6%
55%
263
flagthe United States
31%
12%
5%
50%
169
flagGermany
29%
12%
7%
50%
118
flagNorway
27%
11%
11%
50%
18
flagSweden
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23%
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47%
17
flagIndia
46%
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15
flagAustralia
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10
flagGreece
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35%
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flagRepublic of Ireland
35%
29%
5%
29%
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Gender

men58%
women39%
Spartans
23%
32%
Romans
11%
18%
Turks
5%
9%
Macedonians
58%
39%

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