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The Most Significant Battle in History

What do you think is the most significant battle in history? It doesn't have to be set in fact in a history book, this is about your opinion and no one elses. Alternatively if you don't have an idea of the most significant, what is your favorite battle to study if you have any? I cant put it down to a single battle, so in my opinion the Eastern Front during World War 2 was the most significant. [Edited on 10.02.2012 1:03 PM PDT]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] RockdaleRooster [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] RockdaleRooster Of course the argument could be made that Gettysburg or Sharpsburg were very crucial battles in modern history. Had Lee won at Sharpsburg it could have brought British aid to help the Confederates defeat the Union. Had the Confederates won at Gettysburg Lee would have continued pushing his invasion of the North. If the Confederates had won the Civil War it could have set a precedent of secession if you didn't agree with the Unions policies and led to Balkanization of the United States.[/quote] I'm interested to learn all of you peoples thoughts on this.[/quote] It's pretty dumbfounding to think of North American as a Balkanized territory. It has really never crossed my mind.

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  • Stalingrad is up there...

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  • Oh and for Britain, I've forgotten the name of the Battle, but it was a (relatively) small British fleet vs the Entire spanish Armada. We had no real army then so if we lost that battle, we would have lost England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.

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  • Mr. T vs Mister Rodgers

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] RockdaleRooster Of course the argument could be made that Gettysburg or Sharpsburg were very crucial battles in modern history. Had Lee won at Sharpsburg it could have brought British aid to help the Confederates defeat the Union. Had the Confederates won at Gettysburg Lee would have continued pushing his invasion of the North. If the Confederates had won the Civil War it could have set a precedent of secession if you didn't agree with the Unions policies and led to Balkanization of the United States.[/quote] I'm interested to learn all of you peoples thoughts on this.

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  • Yes the Japanese slaughtered and raped 15 million Chinese...it was pretty disgusting. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] An Eagle Goose Definitely not the most important, but has anyone heard of Manchuria? the statistics are pretty staggering [/quote]

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  • Definitely not the most important, but has anyone heard of Manchuria? the statistics are pretty staggering

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  • I suppose...everyone fights there own battles everyday... [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Godshatter One time, when I was playing on Terminal in Halo2 I got a killstreak of 8. This battle was only eclipsed by the battle I had with some of those dog things in Borderlands2 last night when I had to get a second chance to prevent death. Oh, and I also fought off 3 zombies at once with a bone in Minecraft today. [/quote]

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  • One time, when I was playing on Terminal in Halo2 I got a killstreak of 8. This battle was only eclipsed by the battle I had with some of those dog things in Borderlands2 last night when I had to get a second chance to prevent death. Oh, and I also fought off 3 zombies at once with a bone in Minecraft today.

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  • Stalingrad or Saratoga for sure. Oh, actually, the Battle of Tours. [Edited on 10.02.2012 7:18 PM PDT]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] HALO12325 Stalingrad.[/quote]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] IonicPaul The battle between Earth and the outside forces that threatened to disfigure/destroy it. Seriously, this planet is perfect for a life and that's a thin line to dance. Too hot, too cold, too much oxygen, too little Nitrogen, any of this (and hundreds of other aspects) out of line and we're all dead. If Earth lost that battle we'd all be dead. :)[/quote] This guy.^ I vote Marathon, Thermopylae, and Plataea, even though this has been beaten to death by debate.

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  • The battle between Earth and the outside forces that threatened to disfigure/destroy it. Seriously, this planet is perfect for a life and that's a thin line to dance. Too hot, too cold, too much oxygen, too little Nitrogen, any of this (and hundreds of other aspects) out of line and we're all dead. If Earth lost that battle we'd all be dead. :)

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] crumpster212 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Statefarm98 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan1995324 The War of 1812. Had America won they would have been the largest country on Earth with the most natural resources. They would have become the next British Empire and changed a lot of things throughout history. Like not losing Vietnam, lol. But seriously, things would have been so different. Of course by 2012, I don't think the "American Empire" would still be intact. Anyways you can thank England and Canada for helping to prevent it.[/quote] I saw this on the front page, reading through the rest to hope no one took the bait. OT: I would say Stalingrad (don't know many battles though).[/quote]Actually, just Britain. Canada was not a country at the time, only a colony, so I don't count them as a faction, only an extension of the British Empire. Not saying I dislike Canada, just going by history.[/quote]Fair enough. While people who were "Canadian" (people born and raised there) did fight at the time, the majority of the fighting was done by Britain.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Statefarm98 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan1995324 The War of 1812. Had America won they would have been the largest country on Earth with the most natural resources. They would have become the next British Empire and changed a lot of things throughout history. Like not losing Vietnam, lol. But seriously, things would have been so different. Of course by 2012, I don't think the "American Empire" would still be intact. Anyways you can thank England and Canada for helping to prevent it.[/quote] I saw this on the front page, reading through the rest to hope no one took the bait. OT: I would say (more modern battles) Stalingrad (don't know many battles though).[/quote]What bait? Imagine what the American war machine could have been with all those extra resources and man power.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Zoomzoom97 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan1995324 The War of 1812. Had America won they would have been the largest country on Earth with the most natural resources. They would have become the next British Empire and changed a lot of things throughout history. Like not losing Vietnam, lol. But seriously, things would have been so different. Of course by 2012, I don't think the "American Empire" would still be intact. Anyways you can thank England and Canada for helping to prevent it.[/quote] But America didn't lose...they signed a treaty and ended it. No one really won. OT: Anyway I would say either The Battle of New Orleans, Yorktown, D-day in general, or the Battle of the Bridge. Edit: Whoops forgot about the Battle of Britain. That one too. [/quote]I never claimed America lost. I only said they didn't win. Like you said, NO ONE won the war. Therefore America didn't win and neither did England/Canada.

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  • Thank you. [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Lobster Fish 2 OP, I agree with your choice of battle.[/quote]

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  • OP, I agree with your choice of battle.

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  • Definitely D-Day

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  • The battle between the pandas and the monkey's that battle has shaped todays world.

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  • The 610 Sack of Rome.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Raptorx7 Oh ok, ill have to look into that. Sorry it sounded like you meant bulge XD [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Zoomzoom97 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Raptorx7 Battle of the bridge? Do you mean Bulge? [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Zoomzoom97 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan1995324 The War of 1812. Had America won they would have been the largest country on Earth with the most natural resources. They would have become the next British Empire and changed a lot of things throughout history. Like not losing Vietnam, lol. But seriously, things would have been so different. Of course by 2012, I don't think the "American Empire" would still be intact. Anyways you can thank England and Canada for helping to prevent it.[/quote] But America didn't lose...they signed a treaty and ended it. No one really won. OT: Anyway I would say either The Battle of New Orleans, Yorktown, D-day in general, or the Battle of the Bridge. Edit: Whoops forgot about the Battle of Britain. That one too. [/quote][/quote] Nope sorry. Battle of the Bridge. It took place I think in 316 AD. It was between Constantine and some rival forces (not sure of they're name) Its that battle that pretty much started the conversion of the Roman Empire into Christianity. [/quote][/quote] Its fine :D

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  • Oh ok, ill have to look into that. Sorry it sounded like you meant bulge XD [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Zoomzoom97 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Raptorx7 Battle of the bridge? Do you mean Bulge? [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Zoomzoom97 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan1995324 The War of 1812. Had America won they would have been the largest country on Earth with the most natural resources. They would have become the next British Empire and changed a lot of things throughout history. Like not losing Vietnam, lol. But seriously, things would have been so different. Of course by 2012, I don't think the "American Empire" would still be intact. Anyways you can thank England and Canada for helping to prevent it.[/quote] But America didn't lose...they signed a treaty and ended it. No one really won. OT: Anyway I would say either The Battle of New Orleans, Yorktown, D-day in general, or the Battle of the Bridge. Edit: Whoops forgot about the Battle of Britain. That one too. [/quote][/quote] Nope sorry. Battle of the Bridge. It took place I think in 316 AD. It was between Constantine and some rival forces (not sure of they're name) Its that battle that pretty much started the conversion of the Roman Empire into Christianity. [/quote]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Raptorx7 Battle of the bridge? Do you mean Bulge? [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Zoomzoom97 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan1995324 The War of 1812. Had America won they would have been the largest country on Earth with the most natural resources. They would have become the next British Empire and changed a lot of things throughout history. Like not losing Vietnam, lol. But seriously, things would have been so different. Of course by 2012, I don't think the "American Empire" would still be intact. Anyways you can thank England and Canada for helping to prevent it.[/quote] But America didn't lose...they signed a treaty and ended it. No one really won. OT: Anyway I would say either The Battle of New Orleans, Yorktown, D-day in general, or the Battle of the Bridge. Edit: Whoops forgot about the Battle of Britain. That one too. [/quote][/quote] Nope sorry. Battle of the Bridge. It took place I think in 316 AD. It was between Constantine and some rival forces (not sure of they're name) Its that battle that pretty much started the conversion of the Roman Empire into Christianity.

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  • Battle of the bridge? Do you mean Bulge? [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Zoomzoom97 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Spartan1995324 The War of 1812. Had America won they would have been the largest country on Earth with the most natural resources. They would have become the next British Empire and changed a lot of things throughout history. Like not losing Vietnam, lol. But seriously, things would have been so different. Of course by 2012, I don't think the "American Empire" would still be intact. Anyways you can thank England and Canada for helping to prevent it.[/quote] But America didn't lose...they signed a treaty and ended it. No one really won. OT: Anyway I would say either The Battle of New Orleans, Yorktown, D-day in general, or the Battle of the Bridge. Edit: Whoops forgot about the Battle of Britain. That one too. [/quote]

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