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Battles in History that changed things

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Many battles in history have occurred that have really changed things. They have either been turning points in wars or they have changed how people have thought about war.

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Battle of Tours Report Abuse
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The FRanks defeated the Arabs and stopped them invading Europe, they retreated to Spain where they could not stay either
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Siege of Vienna Report Abuse
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The combined forces of Austria and Poland defeated the Turks and the muslim invasion of Europe from the East was stopped. After that the Turks were on the losing side and never again won a decisive battle. They had to go back all the way they had come. Europe remained Christian.
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Battle of Teutoburg Forest Report Abuse
In this battle three Roman legions were totally wiped out in the year 9 by the Germans. The result was that the Romans deleted their plans to conquer central Europe. If they would have defeated the Germanic tribes, whole Europe would have been latinized and romanized. But it where the Germanic tribes which formed to the nations of Germany, France, England, Netherlands who wrote world history in the centuries to come. They were the major forces to form the wetsren world as we have it now. Therefore the Battle of the Teutoburger Forest is a big world historic event.
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Oh man! What are your writing? That weren't Germans!!! The were called Germanics!
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Thanks to the Germans the world did not become latin! Latin is not bad. But enough is enough!
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Battle of Vienna Report Abuse
This was truely a very decisive battle, because the Turks were defeated by a combined force of Polnish, Austrian and German troops. The result of the deefeat was that the muslim Turks never again were a threat for Europe and the islam was pushed back in the following years and never recovered again.
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Jutland Report Abuse
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although the German battleship line was clearly to be seen in front of the setting sun, they gave the British ships a hard lesson. This was so because the German ships were much better. One Britis Admiral, seeing his ships sink, said: sth must be worng with our ships.
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The Battle of Jutland where the whole British Fleet was defeated by the German Hochseeflotte was not at all decisive, because the war was decided on the battlefields on land, not on Sea. This sea battle was the biggest sea battle that was ever fought. Ironically it was lost by the biggest fleet the world had ever seen abnd won by a nation which had no notable sea tradition at all.
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Gettysburg Report Abuse
This marked the turning point of the Civil War. Hereafter, the Confederacy didn't move into Northern States.
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Sedan Report Abuse
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The Battle of Sedan where the Germans won 1971 the war against France brought the deicsive victory against France. But the French would have lost the war sooner or later anyway.
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Siege of Constantinople Report Abuse
This long siege eventually led to the Ottomans taking Constantinople and renaming it Istanbul. This allowed greater ability for the Ottomans to move into Europe. It also left the Orthodox Church without a central city to look to.
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The Fall of C. broke the Greek dominance of what is today Turkey. This brought an end to the Christian predominacne of the region as well as for Eastern Europe. The Muslim influence set Eastern Europe back and these nations lost contact with the Western Europe rising. Till today Eastern Europe is back. They suffered too much under Turkish asian culture and Communism. In so far teh Fall of Constantinople was a catatsrophy for the benefit of the Eastern Europeans.
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Battle of Midway Report Abuse
This battle marked the western most advance of the Japanese expansion in World War II. The U.S. defeated the Japanese, despite the Japanese having carrier superiority. The Japanese called off the invasion of Midway. The War would continue for another 3 years, though.
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Spanish Armada Report Abuse
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You mean the big Spanish Armada was first flogged by the storm and then whipped by the Engish ships. A total disaster where the catholic Spain lost the race for ruling the waves to England. From now on England started to become the sovereign of teh seven seas and built a world colony power. To the blessing and curisng of many nations
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Borodino (Moscow 1812) Report Abuse
While the Russian army did retreat, it was not destroyed. Napoleon lost about 1/3 of his forces in September. Moscow had been stripped bare. Despite France driving the Russian army from the field, it eventually led to Napoleon having to withdraw from Russia, so truly a success for Russia.
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Waterloo Report Abuse
This battle was part of Napoleon's 100 day return. The Allies, led by Wellington and Blucher, defeated Napoleon. This ended once and for all any chance for Napoleon to again threaten Europe again.
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Battle of Hastings Report Abuse
This was both a turning point in History and a change in thinking. This began a period of subjugation of the Anglo-Saxon people by Norman French nobility, who were eventually assimilated. Also, this marked the end of the dominance of the English Longbowmen.
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didgori battle (near Tbilisi) Report Abuse
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Battle of Orléans Report Abuse
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