Most impressive military achievement in the 20th Century? - Page 10




View Poll Results :Most impressive military achievement in the 20th Century?
The Japanese victory over Russia, 1905. 6 2.47%
The Allied victory in WWI, 1914-1918. 3 1.23%
The Finnish stand against the USSR, 1940. 46 18.93%
The Axis victories in the first half of WWII, 1939-1942. 29 11.93%
The Allied victory in WWII, 1939-1945. 39 16.05%
The Israeli victory in the Israeli Independence War, 1948. 11 4.53%
The UN/USA victory in the Korean War 1950-1953. 2 0.82%
The Israeli victory in the Six Days War, 1967. 30 12.35%
The Arab relative succes in the Yom Kippur War, 1973. 3 1.23%
The Israeli Victory in the Yom Kippur War, 1973. 10 4.12%
The North-Vietnamese Victory in the Vietnam conflicts, 1945-1975. 20 8.23%
The Mujahidin victory in the Afghan War, 1979-1989. 7 2.88%
The Hizballa succses in the Invasion of Lebanon,1982-2000. 4 1.65%
The UN/USA victory in the Gulf War, 1991. 11 4.53%
Other. 22 9.05%
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January 5th, 2008  
Supostat
 
 
Finnish stand against the Soviets. They did not won the war, but kept their independence, what was more important than lost territories.
April 17th, 2008  
FULLMETALJACKET
 
 
allied victory
August 31st, 2008  
AikiRooster
 
 
This was a tough one, lots of good choices but I feel the WWII victory was the biggest and most world changing. What the A-stans did to the Russians was also a biggy.
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September 2nd, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
I think a USA and USSR vs Germany and Japan was pretty darn lopsided. It's hardly the GREATEST achievement. Maybe the achievement with the most lasting consequences and possibly the one that affected the course of history the most but I think anyone would have put their money on the USA and the USSR taking that one.
September 3rd, 2008  
Bacara
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by the_13th_redneck
I think a USA and USSR vs Germany and Japan was pretty darn lopsided. It's hardly the GREATEST achievement. Maybe the achievement with the most lasting consequences and possibly the one that affected the course of history the most but I think anyone would have put their money on the USA and the USSR taking that one.
the russian beating the germans at Stalingrad and Kursk were great achievments, and the russian soliders of the 62nd army were probaly the bravest soliders of all time, also the german 6th army too.
September 3rd, 2008  
A Can of Man
 
 
You'll find many cases of valor across many wars.
But you may be right about the Russians. If I was given a magazine clip and told to go rush the Germans... that would have sucked ass.
But World War II in terms of the allies was more of an industrial achievement.
September 9th, 2008  
Easy-8
 
 
If I could redue my vote from well over a year ago I would vote for the success the axis powers had in the early days of WWII.
September 21st, 2008  
Papashah41
 
As much as I see the use of Nuclear Energy as repugnant, The most impressive military achievement of the 20th century was the conceptualizing, building and using the Atomic bomb to save American lives and end the war with Japan. Perhaps the question should have been, What was the most horrible and impressive achievement of the 20th century?
September 21st, 2008  
Papashah41
 
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Originally Posted by Cdt Matteo
The Canadian Princess Patricia's Light Infantry Regiment in Korea.
Kapyong, Korea: 10 Men, some mortars, some Artillery help and OMFG luck/Divine internvention held off 3000 Chinese soldiers for 3 days while the UN forces withdrew to make a new defensive line. 4 Soldiers were killed in that squad.
That was an amazing example of courage and duty in the face of overwhelming forces. Now, I may be wrong but I think the Canadians had more than ten men.
October 27th, 2008  
LeEnfield
 
 
I think one of the great victories was th British and Commonwealth Forces defeat of the Italians in North Africa. A force of 30.000 British and Commonwealth forces defeated an army of over 300.000 Italians