Top Ten Greatest Battles in HistoryMatrixGuy
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This battle took place near the village of Poltava in what is now Eastern Ukraine the year 1709 during the Great northern war. The Russian tsar peter the greats army crushed the swedish invading army of karl XII. the swedish war machine that was known at that time as one of the most effective armies of Europe proved to get defeated. after this battle, the tables turned against the swedish and tsar peter advanced into swedish territory. the swedish empire was doomed to collapse and hence the rise of the mighty Russian empire was a fact.
The Ottoman Turks' unsuccessful siege of Vienna in 1529 marked the beginning of the long decline of their empire. It also stopped the advance of Islam into central and western Europe, and ensured that the Christian rather than the Muslim religion and culture would dominate the region. - MatrixGuy
A vastly underrated choice. Without it much of Europe may be have been in Ottoman hands changing the face of global culture forever.
Alexander the Great, outnumber 2.5 to 1 still defeated Darius I. It was a most impressive battle that was the beginning of the end of the Persian Empire.
Had the Normans lost this battle England and France's relationship would have been entirely different for centuries after.
This battle open Asia to Islamic conquest, after this battle the Muslim took the control of Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia
Saad ibn Waqas did a very good job on handling the elephant army!
For centuries, the West was beset by various invaders from the east commonly referred to as "Huns." Following this pivotal battle and Otto the Great's decisive victory, the Magyars ceased their depredations and within half a century and with the conversion of King Stephen, Hungary was integrated into Christendom.
Under brave leader Hugo von Falkenberg only 1.160 brave European crusaders defeated an Fatimid army of over 31.000. - Laris758
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2. Gaugamela (331 BC between Alexander the Great and Darius III of Persia)
3. Battle of Troy (Trojan War around 1200 BC)
2. Hastings (Norman Conquest of England, 1066)
3. Waterloo (Napoleonic Wars, 1815)
2. Battle of Bach Dang Giang River (938)
3. Yorktown (American Revolution, 1781)
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