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POLL: Hollow Victories


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BigFishSmallPond Inactive Member writes:

A lot of the battles of New zealand wars rate highly. there were numerous pa that were besieged for months only to be taken and found empty. By which time anther pa had been built. Those seem to be hollow victoriess to me.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Pearl Harbor
168
34%
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New Orleans
27
5%
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Little Big Horn
71
14%
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Guilford Courthouse
18
4%
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Isandhlwana
46
9%
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Thermopylae
22
4%
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Bull Run
8
2%
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other (explain)
29
6%
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Ausculum
10
2%
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Alamo
20
4%
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Borodino
41
8%
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Mantinea
0
0%
 
no opinion
36
7%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Dave Crowell wonders:

The Greatest Defeat Poll has me wondering, which are history's greatest hollow victories. Battles that were won, but ultimately proved futile.

(Poll options taken from this pre-poll discussion.)