The Most Historically Significant Battles In Historythemusicking101 These battles are so important to history that, without their outcomes, the world would be a much different place.
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This battle kicked Germany out of the Caucasus. And it was the turning point (basically the "you're screwed" point of the war) of the war for the Reich. - TeamRocket747
Germany would have won WW2 because they way to Caucasus(oil) would have been wide open
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.
The Umayyad army left France after this battle. Go Charles Martel! - TeamRocket747
This is the battle that secured Europe as a Christian continent. Had the Franks lost to the Umayyads, Europe would be predominantly muslim.
If this battle didn't exist, I would assume the Soviets would win the Cold War. - TeamRocket747
As far as modern-day political lines, we are still working with the outcome of this battle today.
The "you're screwed" point to Japan in the Pacific War. - TeamRocket747
Very famous, and bloody, but really did nothing to change the course of history.
It made British history, European history and World history.
When you consider the long-term effects that have occurred since the year 1066, this one tops them all.
Germany looses the advantage and fals to the rhine - 3103460
Without This Battle The History Of The U.S.A And Texas Would Be Different - christangrant
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.
This was where the RAF managed to repel a Luftwaffe assault and prevented the Nazis setting foot in Britain.
The Crusade of Varna was one of the, if not THE most important battle Late Medieval Europe. With the crushing Ottoman victory, which resulted in the Hungarian and Polish King's death, there was no power left to contain the Ottoman expansion. Hungary fell into feudal anarchy, the Poles directed their attention elsewhere. Soon the entirety of the Balkans came under Ottoman rule, and later all of the Eastern Mediterranean and the Maghreb followed suit.
First major battle involving the Americans and Japanese.
White Mountain. Though it was a fail to the Protestants, the Catholics stood their ground. And because of the atrocities that followed, the Thirty Years' War became a major conflict.
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