The Most Historically Significant Battles In History

These battles are so important to history that, without their outcomes, the world would be a much different place.

The Top Ten

1 The Battle of Stalingrad The Battle of Stalingrad

This was the largest turning point in World War 2. The Nazis were so over confident that they decided to try and invade Russia, obviously being a bad choice. They slaughtered thousands of Soviet soldiers, but the Soviets didn't give up. Eventually, the German 6th Army was crushed and this gave way to the collapse of the Third Reich.

2 The Battle of Tours The Battle of Tours

This is the battle that secured Europe as a Christian continent. Had the Franks lost to the Umayyads, Europe would be predominantly muslim.

3 The Battle of Normandy The Battle of Normandy

As far as modern-day political lines, we are still working with the outcome of this battle today.

4 The Battle of Midway The Battle of Midway
5 The Battle of Cannae The Battle of Cannae
6 The Battle of Saratoga The Battle of Saratoga
7 The Battle of Waterloo The Battle of Waterloo
8 The Battle of New Orleans The Battle of New Orleans
9 The Battle of the Little Bighorn The Battle of the Little Bighorn

Very famous, and bloody, but really did nothing to change the course of history.

10 The Battle of Hastings The Battle of Hastings

When you consider the long-term effects that have occurred since the year 1066, this one tops them all.

The Contenders

11 2nd Battle of the Somme 2nd Battle of the Somme

Germany looses the advantage and fals to the rhine - 3103460

12 Battle of Zama Battle of Zama
13 The Battle of the Alamo The Battle of the Alamo

Without This Battle The History Of The U.S.A And Texas Would Be Different - christangrant

14 Battle of Thermopylae Battle of Thermopylae
15 The Battle of Kadesh The Battle of Kadesh
16 The Battle of Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg
17 Battle of Teutoburg Battle of Teutoburg
18 The Battle of Yorktown (American Revolutionary War, 1781) The Battle of Yorktown (American Revolutionary War, 1781)

This is the battle that created the most powerful country on earth today. Had the Americans lost, the British would still be the world's superpower and there would be no democracy.

19 Battle of Jerusalem Battle of Jerusalem
20 Battle of Tenochtitlan Battle of Tenochtitlan
21 The Battle of Britain

This was where the RAF managed to repel a Luftwaffe assault and prevented the Nazis setting foot in Britain.

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