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@wolfgang59 saidApproval-seeking behavior at last? 😀
D68 agreeing with me (apparently).
@wolfgang59 saidThere's no denying that Wellington had done his homework and was prepared to best the worn down Emperor.
He almost won at Waterloo with inferior numbers and
when he was past his prime and not in good health.
(Some historians have suggested his inability to sit on
his horse and survey the battle was a deciding factor)
@duchess64 saidDuchess64 is barking up every possible tree in order to cloak the raccoon of the conversation. It must pain her to admit that China is not showing well.
In fact, some dishonest apologists for British imperialism have claimed or at least
implied that the Qing Empire *freely and voluntarily* 'ceded' Hong Kong to the
British in a completely peaceful amicable agreement, gratefully recognizing the
superiority of British civilization. They deny that Hong Kong was the spoils of war.
Some, if not many, ignorant readers here pr ...[text shortened]... ish, it reminded me of someone
writing that a rape victim 'ceded' sexual intercourse to her rapist.
@mchill saidFearless Forecast: The Browns are going to win the AFC North this year!
Good for Christian Wade, maybe the Bills will have a good year.
One thing you can be assured of though: The Detroit Lions and Cleveland Browns will continue their long stand tradition as the NFL's chew toys!
@suzianne saidAnd who ever thought it would be the republicans?
And this is how Russia finally beats us.
Half of America invites them in.
@wolfgang59 saidOK, those are cool parameters.
The list was intended just as military leaders without any political considerations.
I mainly thought of 4 things;
1. Strategic decisions.
2. Tactical decisions.
3. Military innovation.
4. Military results.
In terms of "favourites" I love the guerilla war of
Alfred the Great against the Danes, Henry V in
France and Cromwell's New Modern Army ...
but I was trying to be objective.
Name your top 3 military leaders in order.
(And perhaps have a small poke at some else's list)
1. Frederic the Great
2. Phillip II of Macedon
honourable mentions to Nelson, Julius Caesar, Hannibal
My list is necessarily Euro-centric because that is all I know.
There are no women because obviously I'm a misogynist.
Only one gay on the list because I am homophobic.
Happy debating .. at least it will make a change from Trump!
@ashiitaka saidNicely stated.
"Abysmal reading comprehension by white American male rapists deny that China and Russia are superior...blah, blah, blah...jingoistic racist trolls only hate me because I'm so smart...yada, yada, yada...Finnegan was my friend... yawn....Ash is my new buddy, so see Daddy, I'm a good egg afterall... I get the last post, so I win... bada bing, bada boom!!"
I wouldn't ...[text shortened]... r writings and criticism. If she were to stop posting, I would probably lose interest in this forum.
@lemondrop said"no one except the duchess could ever win an argument with you"
no one except the duchess could ever win an argument with you
I thought you should have won again in the prose competition
you should be favored again next year
I have a dynamite idea for a short story but I can't get it under 1000 words