View Poll Results: Who Was the Greatest Military Leader in History?

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  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    2 6.90%
  • Georgy Zhukov

    1 3.45%
  • Sir Arthur Wellesly (Duke of Wellington)

    1 3.45%
  • Alexander the Great

    13 44.83%
  • Ghenghis Khan

    8 27.59%
  • Alexander Suvorov

    1 3.45%
  • Julius Caesar

    1 3.45%
  • Helmuth von Moltke

    0 0%
  • Oliver Cromwell

    0 0%
  • Charlemagne

    2 6.90%
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Thread: The Greatest General in History

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    Re: The Greatest General in History

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    I'm not trying to imply anything, I'm simply explaining that MacArthur's defeats in North Korea exclude him from the list. Look. The North Koreans invaded South Korea, and nearly conquered the entire peninsula. Then MacArthur and the UN show up, invade the port of Inchon, and sweep the North Koreans out of South Korea. Fantastic. He should have left it there, that would have been an admirable campaign.

    Instead, due to his irate hatred of communism, he decides to invade North Korea, and once he's nearly conquered the entire place, he sends scouts over the Chinese border. I can not think of a single way he could have ****ed up his campaign more effectively than that. And what does China do? They send a million man army to rout the Americans, which they do, and push them back all the way to the South Korean border, thus negating MacArthur's conquest of North Korea.

    For that, he is a poor strategist and general.


    Furthermore, I must note that stating the fact that America has lost wars, or battles, or disputes in the past, is not being anti-American. Only idiots and blind ubernationalists believe, somehow, that America has never lost a war, and that it's invincible.

    To claim that I'm trolling because I say that the American army was defeated in North Korea (which is a well-documented and universally accepted fact) is the height of ignorance.
    You mean there was a North Korea when MacArthur was there?
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    Re: The Greatest General in History

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    You mean there was a North Korea when MacArthur was there?
    Yes, it was divided when America defeated Japan in WW2.
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