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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Nov 2020 8:13 p.m. PST

"Battles influence the spread of culture, civilization, and religious dogma. They introduce weapons, tactics, and leaders who dominate future conflicts.

Some battles have even been influential not for their direct results, but for the impact of their propaganda on public opinion.

The following list is not a ranking of decisive engagements, but rather a ranking of battles according to their influence on history…"
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Trokoshea14 Nov 2020 4:36 a.m. PST

The Youtube channel HistoryMarche have episodes about most of these battles. It's an easy way to ingest some interresting data.

rvandusen Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2020 10:22 a.m. PST

A very nice list. I find it curious that I know the details of many of these battles, but for the life of me, can't recall their names, with the exception of Gaugamela! It will be worth my while to read up on these conflicts since the events surrounding them are quite fascinating. It's also rather weird that I can easily rattle of the names of several Japanese battles and their respective commanders, even down to the year they were fought, but start me in the rest of Asia and I am a lost soul.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Nov 2020 10:56 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friend! (smile)


PaulByzantios15 Nov 2020 9:10 p.m. PST

What about the Battle of Yarmuk in 636 AD between the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim Arabs? This was the largest and most decisive battle of the Arab Conquest period. It was far more decisive than Qadisyah and certainly Hattin. Had the issue gone the other way (and it nearly did, several times), Islam would have been strangled in its crib. The omission of this battle nearly invalidates the list.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP16 Nov 2020 11:11 a.m. PST

Good one!…


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