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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:38 AM   #201
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some members from this forum might just think that these so called dead soldiers were just peasant. However peasant armed with crossbow is as deadly as an professional skilled archers(crossbow were their primary missile weapons). Nor do they know that there is already so call national service exist during the warring states. These peasants had already undergo few years of training.
yeah china population back then was HUGE. My favorite will be Han Xin, Zhu Ge Liang and my favorite: Zhang Xun
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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:53 AM   #202
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yeah china population back then was HUGE. My favorite will be Han Xin, Zhu Ge Liang and my favorite: Zhang Xun
Are you a chinese or american born chinese?

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Old November 21st, 2012, 07:58 AM   #203
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Are you a chinese or american born chinese?

lol Americian born?..........what?.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 08:02 AM   #204
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lol Americian born?..........what?.
American-born Chinese or "ABC" describes a person born in the
United_States United_States
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China China
ethnic descent, a category of
Chinese_American Chinese_American
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Old November 21st, 2012, 08:03 AM   #205
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American-born Chinese or "ABC" describes a person born in the United States of Chinese ethnic descent, a category of Chinese American.
yeah? i know that.. I am an american(born there)
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Old November 21st, 2012, 08:08 AM   #206
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yeah? i know that.. I am an american(born there)
OO, haha i am from singapore, never meet a westerner who knows and like(i guess) china history so much, hence i made the assumption.
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Old November 21st, 2012, 08:12 AM   #207
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OO, haha i am from singapore, never meet a westerner who knows and like(i guess) china history so much, hence i made the assumption.
interesting glad to see...
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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:54 AM   #208

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I don't believe he should be up there either.

wudingbin, any suggestions on books for the warring state period?
Yeah, I wouldn't include him in a top 10 list or anything (probably near the lower end of a top 100), but I do think that he did, in fact, possess some genuine and professional skills as a soldier, skills that, IMO, stand him apart from men like Pizarro and most other conquistadors, who were, probably more amateurs; but to me Cortes was a bit more special. It all could be attributed to propaganda if you like, but this all just what I think, based on what I have read.
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Old December 16th, 2012, 11:11 AM   #209

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Not only a brilliant military commander.
George Washington may have been a lot of things but a brilliant commander!!
Come on,, are you serious??
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Old December 16th, 2012, 12:42 PM   #210

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Frederick The Great must be up there!! In his era he is only seconded by Napoleon as a general,but as a leader he was perhaps the most enlightened of Europes rulers in the 18th century. Saladin and Mehmet II are two other great leaders who spring to mind. As was Alexius I Commenus who preserved the Eastern Roman Empire under tremendous odds. His predecessor Heraculius was also an excellant general and saved the Empire from certain defeat at the hands of both the Persians and the Avars. His counter attack and campaign against the Persians is one of the most remarkable in history. It is just a pity for him that he and the Empire were exhausted after these long bloody wars to defeat the great Islamic invasions that followed.
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