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What nation in HISTORY has been the best at wars?

Discussion in 'World History' started by Highgeneral, Jun 23, 2004.

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best nation at wars

  1. the USA!!

    18.0%
  2. Mother Russia

    4.5%
  3. China

    6.8%
  4. England

    18.8%
  5. Germany

    17.3%
  6. Rome

    26.3%
  7. the Greeks

    4.5%
  8. Japan

    3.8%
  9. Egypt

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  1. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    What nation in History has been the best at wars,and fighting battles you know good tatics well traind troops etc. tell me what you think.
     
  2. Hotpoint

    Hotpoint Rome Treaty Legions

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    Depends what era you're talking about really.

    Most military historians I've read consider that the German Army of the World Wars was extremely proficient and successful considering how outnumbered they were and put this down to a very adaptable tactical doctrine that meant if an officer was killed his subordinate could take over the unit smoothly and accomplish the mission. Add that to Prussian militarily tradition and professionalism and you had an excellent military machine.

    They say the best way to judge an Army is how it performs under pressure, or especially on the retreat, if that is true the stubborn fighting retreats of the Wehrmacht and their continual counter-attacks would indicate they were the finest army of their age.
     
  3. Rammstein

    Rammstein Barely hominid

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    Seriously, the US? No way... I'd say the Romans, from this list - but the list itself is a bit short.
     
  4. polymath

    polymath Tleilaxu Mentat

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    If we are talking about how many countries' asses have been kicked over the widest area, probably England/UK.
     
  5. Ramius75

    Ramius75 Deity

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    From 1900-2004 i will say the UK.

    Ramius
     
  6. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    Well America is first but Germany is right after. We Saved Europe,They conqured Europe. I think they took Holland in 5 days. Poland in like 2 weeks. I don't know about the rest.
     
  7. ainwood

    ainwood Consultant. Administrator

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    Can you justify why america is first?
     
  8. LOVE_Magiska

    LOVE_Magiska Warlord

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    Ýou did not "save" Europe :rolleyes:

    Oh, and I'd probarly have to go for England or Germany on this poll :)
     
  9. privatehudson

    privatehudson The Ultimate Badass

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    The UK, because he's talking about the whole of history, not 6 years :p We conquered or took1/4 of the world's landmass from a small population and a tiny island, Haven't really lost many wars in the last few centuries either :)
     
  10. Garbarsardar.jr

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    Greeks. When not fighting with each other we lost only 2 battles:Thermopylae (800 against over 100.000) and Pharsala (146 from the Romans). :lol:
    Nationalist rant apart...this is a very short list.
     
  11. Ramius75

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    If we talking about the whole history, i will have voted Mongols. but thats not in the poll.

    Ramius
     
  12. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    10,000 nukes droped 2 on Japan,F-22 fighters,B-2 bombers, large navy, ME if im needed that says it all right there.
     
  13. test_specimen

    test_specimen hope lost

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    This poll is totally incomplete. France has had long periods of war (100 years and Napoleon), there is no Skandinavian country (Sweden was quite strong for a long time, even though they had very few population), the Turks/Ottomans/Arabs are also forgotten.

    I'm not saying the US should be not considered, but so far they only led 2 significantly successfull wars where it really took logistical and technological skills, being the two World Wars. Sure, those were the two wars most important for us nowadays, but in general I'd rather say the Romans, who had a military tradition over hundreds of years, were the best.

    Anyway, nothing to be proud of.
     
  14. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    I think we did save Europe. If not for us you would wake up every morning as part of the German Riech!!!
     
  15. test_specimen

    test_specimen hope lost

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    .... meaning: smelling funny?
     
  16. Hotpoint

    Hotpoint Rome Treaty Legions

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    More likely if that continental Europe would have been under the Soviets given that the USSR was more instrumental in beating Germany than the USA and already had the Wehrmacht on the retreat before American military might began to intervene heavily in the European theatre.
     
  17. LOVE_Magiska

    LOVE_Magiska Warlord

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    How do you know? Things could have gone a lot differently y'know.


    BTW, France and Sweden needs to be added to this poll. Possible Egypt too (?)
     
  18. LOVE_Magiska

    LOVE_Magiska Warlord

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    Hrrm yes, dropping 2 nukes on Japan makes the US the best at wars? :confused:

    Anyways, there are plentry more countries that have an excellent airforce, navy and groundforce.
     
  19. Highgeneral

    Highgeneral Gone forever!

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    NAME ONE!!
    btw Egypt is on the list
    p.s. very funny about France :lol: :lol: :lol: :rotfl:
     
  20. Hotpoint

    Hotpoint Rome Treaty Legions

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    Why so funny?

    The French Army was very successful at various periods. Napololeon's troops for example regularly defeated armies several times their size through high morale and good leadership.

    Overall I wouldn't think to rank them number one but they certainly deserve a place on the poll as much as a couple of the others.
     

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