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Who is the greatest military general in history?


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maven101 profile image76

Best Answer maven101 says

7 years ago
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  • Hxprof 4 years ago

    Maven101, I agree that it's difficult to choose one commander who had it all. I like that you broke the question down, and I like also that you choose Hannibal Barca as the best all-around.

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Seiboi Misao (nnms) says

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Hmrjmr1 says

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  • Hxprof 4 years ago

    There is no way to leave Alexander out of the running for history's greatest commander. And yes, the known world could have been ruled by the ambitious Alexander for a season.

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ixwa says

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MUE says

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ThePeeDeeWildcat says

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  • Hxprof 4 years ago

    Yes Wildcat, it's a wide-ranging question. That makes it a real challenge! I agree that Stonewall Jackson was a great commander; however, I'd be more comfortable including him as a top candidate if he'd not departed before we'd seen more of him.


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devilmovies says

6 years ago
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  • Hxprof 4 years ago

    I'll give Muhammed credit for inspiring the conquest of that vast area, but during his time it was primarily the Arabian Peninsula that came under the control of the tribes following him. After his death, others carried out the greater conquests.

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deepdiver says

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bill oneill says

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  • Hxprof 4 years ago

    Gaul was the proving ground for the man with the greatest genius for war during his time, exceeding even that of Sulla, who was also an exceptional commander. He's certainly a worthy candidate for the top spot.

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Alexander Adwan says

17 months ago
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  • Hxprof 6 months ago

    Alexander is near or at the very top of the list of best commanders, no doubt.

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Old Empresario says

6 years ago
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  • Hxprof 4 years ago

    Old Empresario, I agree that Belisarius was a great commander. IMO you're being a bit tough on Hannibal, but then again he did lose the war!

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