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What was the most important battle in human history?


There has been no shortage of battlefields to explore and remember over the course of many centuries. Which one holds perhaps the most significance to how civilization has advanced?

 

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    Tell that to the British when they invaded India. Franklin is right for the most part, but even he can't deny war, more than anything in human history, is responsible for our rapid advancement as a species.


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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    To me the most critical engagement that comes to mind is Stalingrad. You have to think about the stake. If the Germans capture it, they gain the oil wells in the Caucasus and the Russians collapse. Then what do the Allies do?

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    EJ Lambert 4 years ago

    I really don't see how the Germans could have won at Kursk. They were outnumbered and the Russians knew exactly where they were attacking. It was a foregone conclusion. Gettysburg on the other hand was pivotal to an entire hemisphere.


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