favorite War to study and why




View Poll Results :what is your favorite war to study?
WW I 2 9.52%
WW II 11 52.38%
Vietnam 1 4.76%
US Civil War 3 14.29%
Revolutionary War 0 0%
Napoleonic Wars 4 19.05%
Roman Wars 0 0%
Crusades 0 0%
Medieval Wars 0 0%
Zulu War 0 0%
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November 28th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 

Topic: favorite War to study and why


Anyone who likes the military has that one war that they can never get enought material for. I know that WWII is probably going to have more votes than any other war. I left out Korea becuase there is not too many people who live for that war.

If I have left out any war that you love to study, PM me or post it here and I will make it a voting option. I tried to add in all the popular ones. Some wars fell into a series of wars such as Napoleonic Wars, so I labeled them as such. Since I am very shaky with the past wars of Asia, I know I am going to have to add some of those in this poll.

Cheers.

SGT Doody
November 28th, 2004  
Shadowalker
 
 
I like the napoleonic wars, britain at its best and the foundation for the spread of the british empire. Also the battle, politics, people etc. intrigue me.
November 28th, 2004  
Doppleganger
 
 
For me it's WW2, in particular the Eastern Front. The most titanic and bloody struggle between 2 nations in the history of humankind and no war before, or since, can compare.
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November 28th, 2004  
Fix bayonets
 
 

Topic: Zulu war


I like te Zulu war the best because it has that zeel about it, it was a 'heroic war' with the wel-disciplined British soldiers dressed in red, who make lasts stands, defend barricades and frm squares to beat of the courages and determind Zulus.
November 28th, 2004  
Hegario
 
Doppleganger mentioned the eastern front as being the most titanic struggle ever between two nations. Well my interest is WW2 and Finnish participation in it. That was more like a battle between one titanic country and one lilliputian country.

The 65th anniversary of the Winter War is actually coming soon on the 30th of November.
November 28th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
World War II was the most enormous and most dynamic military contest in human history. Numerous new ideas were developed, numerous traditions were proven obsolete. World War II remains as the most defining war period in the world, and the first ever TRUE World War. Lets face it, during WW1, almost nothing was happening in East Asia -- where a huge chunk of the world's population was located. It was only worldwide by virtue of Europe's empires spanning the globe.
November 28th, 2004  
EuroSpike
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hegario
Doppleganger mentioned the eastern front as being the most titanic struggle ever between two nations. Well my interest is WW2 and Finnish participation in it. That was more like a battle between one titanic country and one lilliputian country.

The 65th anniversary of the Winter War is actually coming soon on the 30th of November.
I'm interested about continuation war and specially about Battles fought in summer -44, Tali-Ihantala, Vuosalmi, Kuuterselkä, Siiranmäki etc.
November 29th, 2004  
WannabeRanger
 

Topic: reply


Im going to have to say the second world war. This was the most important war in the history of human civilization. It was a clash between good and evil. Also it leads into the Cold War which I find interesting. You cant talk about the Cold War unless you talk about its roots from World War 2.
November 29th, 2004  
egoz
 
well i don't really have a favorite, a lot of them are really interesting. i really don't like to study the american civil war though. all of that slavery, brother against brother, no trust in the government stuff bothers me.
November 29th, 2004  
Duty Honor Country
 
 
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Originally Posted by egoz
well i don't really have a favorite, a lot of them are really interesting. i really don't like to study the american civil war though. all of that slavery, brother against brother, no trust in the government stuff bothers me.
Well I am the one who voted for the Civil War. Slavery is not really big part of the war if you read what soldiers wrote at the time. Lincoln did not "free" the slaves until 2 years into the war. The move was more about keeping England from aiding the south rather than doing the right thing. Today's history books have played up the whole going to war over Slavery.

I like the Civil War because it was a war fought on American Soil, fought brother against brother, it is well documented, and took a whole lot of to march into combat in tight ranks with the technology each side had at the time.