England is a playable nation in Cossacks 3.
England was the greatest of all Protestant countries. Due to its lack of military organization, it could not take an active part either in the Netherlands' struggle for independence or in the Thirty Years' War. The same disorganization was decisive in the civil war, too. The army of Charles I and the troops of Parliament, though they numbered 60-70 thousand soldiers, were both irregular armies, incapable of achieving any significant victory. This situation remained unchanged until 1645, when Cromwell began forming the skilled regular parliamentary army which, when it was ready, presented a military corporation of the strictest discipline, based on religion. About one third of the entire was comprised of cavalry. Soldiers received huge salaries and could afford to live like gentlemen. England also possessed a very powerful, well equipped and numerous navy that prevailed at sea for a long time after their famous victory over the Spanish Armada. Due to its beneficial insular geographical position and strong fleet, England allowed no enemy intruders to penetrate its territory. An active colonial policy secured enormous territories of the "New World" for England.