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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2019 8:50 p.m. PST

…Human History?.

"Over the course of history, warfare has changed quite a bit. But throughout time, a nation's military power determines its standing in the world. Mao Zedong put it concisely when he said, "power grows out of the barrel of a gun." If we look back through the ages, some common themes emerge among the most powerful militaries in history. The role of technology and manpower creates a balance that may surprise you…"
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Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 8:33 a.m. PST

I was unaware that the phalanx was a mounted formation or that the German army in WW2 was called the"Wehrmacht", invented the entire concept of the blitzkrieg, and "came out of nowhere". In general, this looks like the author did a cut-and-paste from "Armies for Dummies".


Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2019 3:39 p.m. PST



von Schwartz08 Sep 2019 4:48 p.m. PST

Yeah, I never knew the phalanx was a corps of mounted troops, imagine my surprise!

Didn't the author also contradict himself when stating that the Germans "invented" Blitzkrieg when just a couple sentences before he said the Ottomans used a form of blitzkrieg?

Well, just call me a nit-picker.

Zephyr108 Sep 2019 7:18 p.m. PST

The most powerful army in history is The Salvation Army… ;-)

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2019 5:08 a.m. PST

Number 7, The USA. The use of the word 'army' appears to mean different things depending on the sentence being read.

But apparently the USA doesn't have a standing army. So I wonder what all those guys in South Korea, Mid-East, Western Europe etc are doing? But perhaps I'm being over critical.

Cerdic09 Sep 2019 10:14 a.m. PST

Maybe they are sitting down instead….

Dawnguard6409 Sep 2019 10:51 p.m. PST

Written by an English-is-my-second-language 12 year old for I-know-nothing-about-history 12 year olds.

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP10 Sep 2019 11:53 a.m. PST

I was scrolling down to the bottom. Below the US it listed "Flight Attendants."

It was the start of another article, but that one took me by surprise.

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